Definitions

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  • n. State of being devoted.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being; devoted, attached, or addicted; zealous faithfulness and attachment.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. feelings of ardent love

Etymologies

devoted +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I think they were a little stuck-up about it, believing it to be an act unrivalled in devotedness, and they were most tiresome all the afternoon, talking about their secret, and not letting us know what it was.

    New Treasure Seekers

  • Added to the devotedness is her love of creativeness.

    Communism and Woman

  • When a superior commands with over-much gentleness and circumspection, besides the fact that he compromises his authority and causes it to be slighted, he so attracts and attaches his inferior to himself that often unconsciously he robs God of the devotedness which is His due.

    The Spirit of St. Francis de Sales

  • All that is said of single-hearted devotedness to God and close following of Christ, is in itself right; the fallacy which Maude very naturally overlooked consists in ignoring that this devotedness to God can only be acceptable to Him when it leads us to follow His leading, not our own ; to do ' what our hand findeth to do,' not what our will chooseth.

    Academic

  • I found a welcome in your arms, dear Mother, and received the embraces of another family, whose devotedness and love is not dreamt of by the outside world.

    Entry into Carmel

  • If I hadn't stumbled across the books by accident in a library, I wouldn't be the devotee I am now leaving qualitative judgments about the nature of my devotedness aside.

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  • I concealed from you all my devotedness and my dangers.

    Albert Savarus

  • He is one of the most unostentatious persons possible; it was not until he presented me with a volume containing an account of his visitation that I was aware that he was the prelate with the account of whose zeal and Christian devotedness I had long been familiar.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • Among the terror-stricken, the dying, and the dead, the ministers of religion pursued their holy calling, undaunted by the terrible sights which met them everywhere — the clergy of the different denominations vied with each other in their kindness and devotedness.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • The Baron was especially startled by the noble and stately air, the air of a well-born woman, which Esther, beloved, and lapped in luxury, elegance, and devotedness, had in the highest degree.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

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