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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEVOUTNESS

A feeling of devoutness does not cover at all the sense I mean.

Religion isn't a feeling of piety or devoutness; it is action.

And you wish me to believe in the devoutness of that man's daughter!

He was struck by the strange contrast of devoutness and love of liberty.

There was nothing to say against the devoutness of M. de Moirod.

Devoutness I knew to be goodness; but I could see it was not power.

Lucy's serene grace of devoutness was beautiful, if not edifying to behold.

She was the first wife he had ever had, and he wished a devoutness in that consummation.

A pretension to devoutness and asceticism was one of the fashions in Molire's time.

Still, its avowed purpose is to induce a feeling of devoutness in the congregation.

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).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DEVOUTNESS

devotion

nouncommitment; loyalty
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