Origin of dedication
Examples from the Web for dedication
And the CDC team that arrived to ensure they were properly trained and equipped found them in no need of moxie and dedication.
As I wrote in the dedication, it allowed me to hate her, to love her, to forgive her.
As an adulthood now living out his passion, his dedication sometimes borders on obsession.
Even so, writers of suspense fiction vary in their reliance on and dedication to fact.Writing a Novel: Even Making It Up Requires Research|Ridley Pearson|July 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This dedication lies beyond technique; it makes being a blues player something like being a priest.Stanley Booth on the Life and Hard Times of Blues Genius Furry Lewis|Stanley Booth|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
New value will be given to craftsmanship and a sense of dedication—now almost unknown—to those who direct it.The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day|Evelyn Underhill
One is my dedication for my essays; it was occasioned by that delicious article in the Spectator.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 23 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
Indeed I have run into a preface, while I professed to write a dedication.The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling|Henry Fielding
Of which dedication the virtual significance to Sir Walter might be translated thus.The Crown of Wild Olive|John Ruskin
She wanted to stay over Sunday and attend the dedication, and on Monday she was going to lock up the house.Erick and Sally|Johanna Spyri
British Dictionary definitions for dedication
Word Origin and History for dedication
late 14c., "action of dedicating," from Old French dedicacion (14c., Modern French dédication) "consecration of a church or chapel," or directly from Latin dedicationem, noun of action from dedicare (see dedicate). Meaning "the giving of oneself to some purpose" is c.1600; as an inscription in a book, etc., from 1590s.