Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a devout manner; with devout feelings; with solemn reverence and submission to God; with ardent devotion.
  • Religiously; with pious thoughts.
  • Sincerely; earnestly; solemnly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a devout and reverent manner; with devout emotions; piously.
  • adverb Sincerely; solemnly; earnestly.

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  • adverb In a devout manner.

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

  • adverb in a devout and pious manner

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Examples

  • Christians who insist that the Bible is infallible (so long as they remain devoutly ignorant of the Bible's errors).

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  • "I yet live," says the Lord, "ready to help you and to console you more and more, if you trust in Me and call devoutly upon Me."

    The Imitation of Christ

  • I yet live, saith the Lord, ready to help thee, and to give thee more than wonted consolation if thou put thy trust in Me, and call devoutly upon Me.

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  • "He must have," I answered devoutly, meaning what I said.

    Phyllis

  • I beseech Thee by Thy Name, through which Thou hast enabled them that have recognized Thee to soar to the sublimest heights of the knowledge of Thee and empowered such as devoutly worship Thee to ascend into the precincts of the court of Thy holy favors, to aid me to turn my face towards Thy face, to fix mine eyes upon Thee, and to speak of Thy glory.

    Prayers and Meditations

  • I beseech Thee by Thy Name, through which Thou hast enabled them that have recognized Thee to soar to the sublimest heights of the knowledge of Thee and empowered such as devoutly worship Thee to ascend into the precincts of the court of Thy holy favors, to aid me to turn my face towards Thy face, to fix mine eyes upon Thee, and to speak of Thy glory.

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  • She was a woman of absurd contradictions, such as devoutly never missing mass or playing a game of poker on a Sunday,

    Quazen

  • Report Abuse the idea that islam is a valid religion is a filthy abomination. islam is a gang of terrorists who " devoutly" believe in the everyday murdering of men, women & children. islam is a gathering of mentally-disturbed misfits who seek to kill all who disagree with their filthy, mentally-unstable rhetoric. the so-called "moderates" don't exist. they're never there to denounce the blood

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  • She was a woman of absurd contradictions, such as devoutly never missing mass or playing a game of poker on a Sunday,

    Quazen

  • Both intermarriage and defection from family religious tradition are lower among ethnic minorities, as well as among the most devoutly religious families.

    American Grace

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