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Definition very religious; or having enthusiastic support (for something)

More rarely, and typically found only in classic literature, devout can be used as a synonym for earnest or sincere.
  • She is a devout Muslim and does not drink alcohol.
devout = very religious; or having enthusiastic support (for something)
  • She is a devout Christian and believes sexual relations should only be between people who are married.
  • devout = very religious; or having enthusiastic support (for something)
  • For certainly Mrs. Merriweather was the most devout lady in Maycomb.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • devout = religious
  • She was the second most devout lady in Maycomb.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • devout = religious
  • Devout Muslims believe it is a religious duty for all financially and physically able Muslims to travel to Mecca at least once.
    Religion - Wikipedia  -- (retrieved 05/20/06)
  • Many devout people make more noticeable sacrifices for their religious beliefs.
    Pascal's Wager - Wikipedia  -- (retrieved 05/20/06)
  • This fasting is ordained in the Qur'an, and is observed by devout Muslims throughout the daylight hours of the 29 or 30 days of the lunar month of Ramadan.
    Five Pillars of Islam - Wikipedia  -- (retrieved 05/20/06)
  • For the Sunni community of interpretation, the Five Pillars of Islam (Arkan-al-Islam) are the five most important acts of a Muslim, and which devout Muslims will perform faithfully considering them essential to please Allah.
    Five Pillars of Islam - Wikipedia  -- (retrieved 05/20/06)
  • 320 She is good and patient, and devout, so that she is never alone, like you and me.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin'
  • Wes is now a devout Muslim.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • [We] are devoutly to acknowledge that kind Providence ... hath restored our city to its useful state of health and prosperity.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • — Attacking the sham nobles, sham devout, Sham brave,—the thieving authors,—all the world!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Mrs. Hatch's MILIEU was one which he had once assiduously frequented, and now as devoutly shunned.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • She is a devout Catholic and prays "the blessing of God upon me, as I do in all my actions."
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • He was a devout Catholic, and Gabby often found him praying the rosary by his wife's bedside.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • Long—long I read—and devoutly, devotedly I gazed.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  MS. Found in a Bottle
  • Esperanza left her there, devoutly praying, and went into the cabin.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • ANNIE twinkles at KATE with mock devoutness.
    William Gibson  --  The Miracle Worker
  • (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • And if you ever become devout pray for me if I am dead.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • He was a devout Christian, comfortable with telling people that he had been saved.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone

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