[self-di-voh-shuh n, self-]
- intense devotion of oneself to an activity or to a field or profession, as art or science.
- devotion of oneself to the care or service of another or others; self-sacrifice: Her self-devotion to her sick mother prevented her from finishing college.
Origin of self-devotion
First recorded in 1805–15
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Examples from the Web for self-devoted
Here was the self-devoted instrument, waiting to be employed.Heart and Science
Nothing is more striking or more admirable than the self-devoted apostleship of the earlier period.A Half Century of Conflict - Volume I
All the ardour of her nature was concentrated in this generous and self-devoted feeling.
The self-devoted Louisianian loses from sight the little knot of dear ones on the wharf.
It is positive now, the only help from the golden West will be the arrival of parties of self-devoted men like himself.