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devotion

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1 a feeling of strong or constant regard for and dedication to someone
  • Albert Schweitzer was world-renowned for his devotion to his fellow man

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2 adherence to something to which one is bound by a pledge or duty
  • the knight's fierce devotion to his lord

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3 belief and trust in and loyalty to God
  • a people of deep spirituality and indomitable devotion

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fidelity, allegiance, fealty, loyalty, devotion, piety mean faithfulness to something to which one is bound by pledge or duty. fidelity implies strict and continuing faithfulness to an obligation, trust, or duty. marital fidelity allegiance suggests an adherence like that of citizens to their country. pledging allegiance fealty implies a fidelity acknowledged by the individual and as compelling as a sworn vow. fealty to the truth loyalty implies a faithfulness that is steadfast in the face of any temptation to renounce, desert, or betray. valued the loyalty of his friends devotion stresses zeal and service amounting to self-dedication. a painter's devotion to her art piety stresses fidelity to obligations regarded as natural and fundamental. filial piety

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“Devotion.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/devotion. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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