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  • From this thought he shuddered away, and listened devoutly to Eathorne’s ideas on the advancement of the Sunday School, which were very clear and very bad.
  • Most of the men slouched in their chairs and wriggled, while their wives sat rigidly at attention, but two of them—red-necked, meaty men—were as respectably devout as their wives.

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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.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising

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