Definition of 'devotion'
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What makes the programme so uplifting to watch is the utter, naked devotion of the family members who surround each patient. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The devotion of love they were making to each other was. The Sun (2015)There is a strength and devotion in these people that is formidable. The Times Literary Supplement (2014) Loyalty and devotion have shaped their relationship. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Life there is precarious and crops so precious they are tended with religious devotion. The Sun (2011)As a result they eschew objective measurement and supervisory control and substitute for them loyalty and devotion to a common goal. LIVING ON THE FAULT LINE, REVISED EDITION (2002)Sure, marriage is about true commitment and devotion. The Sun (2016)Other people 's devotion to religion moves me. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Blind devotion, true love or just sheer stupidity? The Sun (2011)We love them for their loyalty and unending devotion, particularly during times of great adversity. The Sun (2013)Like all the best soldiers he had inspired love, devotion and fierce loyalty in his men. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The idea that the colour and exuberance of the churches added something to devotion or piety faded'. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)I love my grandson with a devotion that other people see as fanatical and ludicrous. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I am sometimes tempted to claim there is an inverse ratio of religious devotion to natural beauty. Christianity Today (2000)This explains why he is evangelical about his craft, and why he speaks about it with religious devotion. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Peg from life as a stray in one of the toughest parts of the world and the little dog repaid him with unconditional love and devotion. The Sun (2011)And yet this will often have uncomfortably little effect on their ability to demand love, devotion and that sort of thing. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Loyalty and selfless devotion by those who suffer real danger at home should be rewarded by the grant of UK residence. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In which case we ought to agree right now that it is a higher calling he is, for lo, answering with great devotion and commitment. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This process is an example of a structural contradiction: a strong sense of devotion and commitment to one's tribe that is incompatible with cooperation between tribes. Sociology (1995)
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Translations for 'devotion'
British English: devotion NOUN
Devotion is great love, affection, or admiration for someone.
At first she was flattered by his devotion.
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