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devout


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Devout  \De*vout"\,  a.  [OE.  devot,  devout,  F.  d['e]vot,  from  L. 
  devotus  devoted,  p.  p.  of  devovere  See  {Devote},  v.  t.] 
  1.  Devoted  to  religion  or  to  religious  feelings  and  duties; 
  absorbed  in  religious  exercises;  given  to  devotion;  pious; 
  reverent;  religious. 
 
  A  devout  man,  and  one  that  feared  God.  --Acts  x.  2. 
 
  We  must  be  constant  and  devout  in  the  worship  of 
  God.  --Rogers. 
 
  2.  Expressing  devotion  or  piety;  as  eyes  devout;  sighs 
  devout;  a  devout  posture.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  Warmly  devoted;  hearty;  sincere;  earnest;  as  devout 
  wishes  for  one's  welfare. 
 
  {The  devout},  devoutly  religious  persons,  those  who  are 
  sincerely  pious. 
 
  Syn:  Holy;  pure;  religious;  prayerful;  pious;  earnest; 
  reverent;  solemn;  sincere. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Devout  \De*vout"\,  n. 
  1.  A  devotee.  [Obs.]  --Sheldon. 
 
  2.  A  devotional  composition,  or  part  of  a  composition; 
  devotion.  [Obs.]  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  devout 
  adj  1:  devoutly  religious;  "a  god-fearing  and  law-abiding  people" 
  H.L.Mencken  [syn:  {god-fearing},  {pious}] 
  2:  earnest;  "one's  dearest  wish";  "devout  wishes  for  their 
  success";  "heartfelt  condolences"  [syn:  {dear},  {earnest}, 
  {heartfelt}] 




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