devoted

[dih-voh-tid]

adjective

zealous or ardent in attachment, loyalty, or affection: a devoted friend.

Origin of devoted

First recorded in 1585–95; devote + -ed2
Related formsde·vot·ed·ly, adverbde·vot·ed·ness, nouno·ver·de·vot·ed, adjectiveo·ver·de·vot·ed·ly, adverbo·ver·de·vot·ed·ness, nounqua·si-de·vot·ed, adjectivequa·si-de·vot·ed·ly, adverbun·de·vot·ed, adjective

Synonyms for devoted

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Examples from the Web for devotedly

Contemporary Examples of devotedly

  • With regard to myself, I wish to also devotedly serve the Holy Church of God in the future through a life dedicated to prayer.

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    Pope Benedict XVI Resigns

    Justin Green

    February 11, 2013

Historical Examples of devotedly

  • When I was twenty I could have loved him devotedly, I believe.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • She did not work as devotedly as she had hoped to do, nor did she become a recluse from society.

  • How he pressed the trembling little hand in his, and how devotedly he answered, "I will."

  • He loved her truly and devotedly, after his own mad-headed fashion.

    Henry Dunbar

    M. E. Braddon

  • Either do your work skilfully, devotedly, earnestly, or do it not.

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani


British Dictionary definitions for devotedly

devoted

adjective

feeling or demonstrating loyalty or devotion; ardent; devout
(postpositive foll by to) set apart, dedicated, or consecrated
Derived Formsdevotedly, adverbdevotedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for devotedly

devoted

adj.

1590s, "set apart by a vow," past participle adjective from devote (v.). Meaning "characterized by devotion" is from c.1600. Related: Devotedly.

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