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"Thank goodness for a good many things," said Mr. Hammond, devoutly.

I devoutly wished I might see his face when he read my letter.

Albert devoutly wished they had jumped—and landed—before his arrival.

For Arlt's sake, Thayer devoutly hoped that the supper would be a success.

I devoutly hoped that permission would be refused, but it was not.

"I devoutly hope you are right," Miss Stanleigh was saying, with deliberation.

"I thank my stars I'm not a curate," says Luttrell, devoutly.

"Let us be thankful for that same," returns Molly, devoutly.

He devoutly wished that some other person was sitting there in his stead.

Perhaps he might be away for the day—Sarah devoutly hoped he would be.

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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