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Definitiondevoted (having enthusiastic belief and supporting) — usually to a religion
- Yet all this, which would else have been such heavy sorrow, was made almost a solemn joy to her devout old soul, by religious consolations and the truths of Scripture, wherewith she had fed herself continually for more than thirty years.Chapter 20 -- The Minister in a Maze (40% in)
- Not improbably this circumstance wrought a very material change in the public estimation; and had the mother and child remained here, little Pearl at a marriageable period of life might have mingled her wild blood with the lineage of the devoutest Puritan among them all.Chapter 24 -- Conclusion (52% in)
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