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No wonder many in the US and Europe have begun questioning the underpinnings of capitalism—particularly its devotion to free markets and its faith in the power of economic growth to create prosperity and solve our problems.

Members of the ARMY, the self-ascribed title for BTS fans, told Reuters last week that buying stock in Big Hit Entertainment was a sign of their devotion to the group.

From Fortune

When she asks the emperor whom she just saved to send her home and the court gasps in shock, the emperor informs the watching crowd that “devotion to family is an essential virtue.”

From Vox

Their devotion to Holy Scripture, however, is highly selective.

Unfortunately, my overall lifestyle serves as a poor alibi for this level of athletic devotion.

Certainly, she seems to command near-total devotion among her clients.

Such warm expressions of devotion would come as news to Foer and Wieseltier.

The level of devotion is more intense than one might find in Lake Forest, California.

In fact, our devotion to those ideals has only been strengthened by the selfless heroism we have seen.

Indeed, he is respectfully mystified by the almost religious devotion Morrissey inspires.

Bessires was included because he would never win it at any later date, but his doglike devotion made him a priceless subordinate.

This has a warm though a thin soil, which must be highly favorable to the Vine to induce so exclusive a devotion to it.

I must aspire to the agitating transports of self-devotion, in scenes of sacrifice and peril!

And now there was added to this devotion an element of indefinable anxiety which made its vigilance unceasing.

No man was likely to see Ramona with Alessandro without perceiving the rare quality of her devotion to him.


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Devotion is an intense love and steadfast, enduring loyalty to a person; it may also imply consecration to a cause. Love may apply to various kinds of regard: the charity of the Creator, reverent adoration toward God or toward a person, the relation of parent and child, the regard of friends for each other, or romantic feelings for another person, etc. Affection is a fondness for others that is enduring and tender, but calm. 

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On this page you'll find 105 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to devotion, such as: adherence, adoration, affection, allegiance, attachment, and dedication.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.