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He really grew quite tender and devout over these meditations.

Hawkins and Drake were as devout and humane as other men of their time.

He is zealous but not fanatical, but equally superstitious as devout.

All the devout women of the town were full of excitement about his preaching.

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.

The devout Christian or Jew will see in it God's method of creation.

The devout, including the Beebes, the Hardings and the Blounts were quite excited about it.

This unusual manner of receiving a message shocked the devout.

Message after message came and was recognized and acknowledged by the devout.

The spy was devout to the point of bigoted, credulous superstition.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., from Old French devot "pious, devoted, assiduous," from Latin devotus "given up by vow, devoted," past participle of devovere "dedicate by vow" (see devotion).

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