Origin of devotion
Examples from the Web for devotion
Such warm expressions of devotion would come as news to Foer and Wieseltier.Facebook Prince Purges The New Republic: Inside the Destruction of a 100-Year-Old Magazine|Lloyd Grove|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The level of devotion is more intense than one might find in Lake Forest, California.Is India’s Fallen ‘God-Man’ So Different From a Megachurch Pastor?|Jay Michaelson|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In fact, our devotion to those ideals has only been strengthened by the selfless heroism we have seen.
Although extremely private, the couple has been particularly candid about their attraction and devotion to each other.Victoria and David Beckham Celebrate Their 15th Wedding Anniversary|Erin Cunningham|July 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A few years ago Patton met a French soldier who knew Gordon, and who confirmed the love and devotion she felt for her grandfather.
They brought with them from the old colonies their educational traditions and their devotion to the flag of the Empire.Ryerson Memorial Volume|J. George Hodgins
The devotion to something afarFrom the sphere of our sorrow.The Call of the Wildflower|Henry S. Salt
What may we deduce from this wonderful increase of devotion to the Immaculate Mary?The Miraculous Medal|Jean Marie Aladel
Surrounded as they were with desolation, dangers and misery, they will be remembered for their worth and devotion to duty.The Red Cross in Peace and War|Clara Barton
Throughout the Christian world, everywhere, the devotion of sailors to St. Nicholas is much in evidence.St. Nicholas|George H. McKnight
British Dictionary definitions for devotion
Word Origin and History for devotion
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.