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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
  • My mother is very devout, and to start with she liked Fazlullah.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • I learned that she was a world traveler, a classic eco-peacenik intellectual, a fitness fanatic and yoga expert, and a devout Buddhist possessed of a wry sense of humor, all incredibly welcome attributes to encounter in a fellow prisoner.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black

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  • He was a devout Catholic, and Gabby often found him praying the rosary by his wife’s bedside.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • Esperanza left her there, devoutly praying, and went into the cabin.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • She believed devoutly in people’s capacity for change, sometimes to the exasperation of everyone else in the family.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • I looked at that devout woman, sheltered behind her wall, and saw how petty her concern with the brass vases was.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • They were both very religious Catholics, so I was brought up very devout and went to Mass always and church school, but I don’t mean I was, you know, fanatic, nut.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • For certainly Mrs. Merriweather was the most devout lady in Maycomb.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird

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  • ’tis a consummation devoutly to be wished.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • I still had my rifle and I was not alone, and neither was Danny, a devout Roman Catholic.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • In Kabul, Najibullah changed tactics and tried to portray himself as a devout Muslim.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • "The Russians are very devout," replied Balashev.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Franz, a devout Christian, had spent most of his adult life in the army, stationed in Shanghai and Okinawa.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • A Muslim! A devout Hindu, all right, I can understand.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • He held up his arms devoutly, and raised his hat.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Why is she making me act so religious and devout?
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • He was a devout man whose pulpit was everywhere.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Nathan was changed, I could see, but he only seemed more devout, and it was hard to name the ruin in that.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • He was a devout man, and, even with all his impatience, he wanted to live his life in accordance with Muslim law.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • Wes is now a devout Muslim.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Kiowa, a devout Baptist, carried an illustrated New Testament that had been presented to him by his father, who taught Sunday school in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • "O yes, Mas’r," said Topsy, with another twinkle, her hands still devoutly folded.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • — Attacking the sham nobles, sham devout, Sham brave,—the thieving authors,—all the world!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • She was also a devout Catholic, something of an oddity in Wilmington at the time.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • I lay down flat in the bottom of that wretched skiff and devoutly recommended my spirit to its Maker.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • And he was also a devout Catholic.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • When the devout religion of mine eye Maintains such falsehood, then turn tears to fires; And these,—who, often drown’d, could never die,— Transparent heretics, be burnt for liars!
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • And both of us Catholic, your mother a devout Catholic who never misses mass on Sunday or on holydays.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • "Thanks be to goodness for that," breathed Marilla in devout relief.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • My mother was a devout Catholic, and so she saw the salvation of the soul rooted in the Holy Mother Church, and she said the world would be saved if the people turned to the earth.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • The way devout people talked about their gods.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Once for all; I loved her none the less because I knew it, and it had no more influence in restraining me than if I had devoutly believed her to be human perfection.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • He was Des Roches le Masle, canon of Notre Dame, who had formerly been valet of a bishop, who introduced him to his Eminence as a perfectly devout man.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • 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.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • "Oh, obscenity them," Primitivo said with an absolute devoutness of blasphemy, tears in his eyes and his cheeks twitching.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • And if you ever become devout pray for me if I am dead.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • Dolly listened with a devout look, glancing at Marner in some confidence that this strain would help to allure him to church.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • He had himself devoutly removed the imperial effigy from the cross which Napoleon had given him; this made a hole, and he would not put anything in its place.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • But since I feel that five per cent of uncertainty, I intend to call Mr. Shockley the moment you’re off the line which will be soon, or so I devoutly hope.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • This argues fruitfulness and liberal heart:— Hot, hot, and moist: this hand of yours requires A sequester from liberty, fasting, and prayer, Much castigation, exercise devout; For here’s a young and sweating devil here That commonly rebels.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • You can’t hear the voices from outside; only a murmur, a hum, like a devout crowd, on its knees.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • "Do you observe," said the Countess G—— to Albert, who had returned to her side, "that man does nothing like other people; he listens most devoutly to the third act of ’Robert le Diable,’ and when the fourth begins, takes his departure."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • He was deeply, even slavishly, devout.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • "Hardly the pastime of a devout Catholic," the judge had noted.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • He was a good man, this father, a good, kind, soft man, perhaps a very devout man, perhaps a saint, all these there no attributes which could win the boy over.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • ] [Laura stands in the middle of the room with lifted arms while Amanda crouches before her, adjusting the hem of a new dress, devout and ritualistic.
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • Being a devout Catholic, Hosenfeld even sometimes went to church with his new friends, wearing his Wehrmacht uniform and attending the ordinary Polish service.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • He paused a little; then kneeling in the pulpit’s bows, folded his large brown hands across his chest, uplifted his closed eyes, and offered a prayer so deeply devout that he seemed kneeling and praying at the bottom of the sea.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
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