’Certainly,’ replied Nicholas: devoutly hoping that it would be a very long time before he was honoured with this distinction.
Nicholas bowed low to the young lady and retired, pondering upon Mr Bray’s ideas of independence, and devoutly hoping that there might be few such independent spirits as he mingling with the baser clay of humanity.
…the room for the purpose, almost immediately returned, supporting a sleek personage with an oily face, who, bursting from him, and giving to view the form and face of Mr Snawley, made straight up to Smike, and tucking that poor fellow’s head under his arm in a most uncouth and awkward embrace, elevated his broad-brimmed hat at arm’s length in the air as a token of devout thanksgiving, exclaiming, meanwhile, ’How little did I think of this here joyful meeting, when I saw him last!
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How can they devoutly believe everything they hear in church and then say the things they do and listen to the things they hear without throwing up?
Harper Lee -- Go Set a Watchman
Yetta knew it wouldn’t be long before devout Jews—her father, Rahel’s husband—would begin the havdalah prayers, dividing the sacredness of the Sabbath from ordinary, everyday life.