Conservatives deride Bruce Bartlett, a supply-side economics inventor, as a Keynesian for criticizing their devotion to tax cuts.
It is hard to imagine any organization that has ever inspired such excitement and devotion from its customers.
Fanatical in their devotion, the three girls followed him everywhere he went in Memphis.
I will miss her passion, commitment to her art and devotion to her family.
Arthur Koestler, I once argued, had this kind of devotion to divine moral limits.
His devotion to the Church of Rome, of which they admitted he was not formally a child.
Had it not been for Folces and his devotion I might mayhap never have found thee.
But however this may be, the devotion of Gaston was not the less sincere.
Prayers were offered, and their hymns of Christian devotion floated sweetly through those sublime solitudes.
I thought of her as she was, and could have hated myself for the devotion with which my heart regarded her.
early 13c., from Old French devocion "devotion, piety," from Latin devotionem (nominative devotio), noun of action from past participle stem of devovere "dedicate by a vow, sacrifice oneself, promise solemnly," from de- "down, away" (see de-) + vovere "to vow," from votum "vow" (see vow).
In ancient Latin, "act of consecrating by a vow," also "loyalty, fealty, allegiance;" in Church Latin, "devotion to God, piety." This was the original sense in English; the etymological sense, including secular situations, returned 16c. via Italian and French.