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- n. Want of devotion; impiety; irreligion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Lack of devotion; impiety; irreligion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Lack of devotion; absence of devout affections; impiety; irreligion.
The most likely reconstruction -- indevotion -- has been included in the main text.
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But far more lamentable is the state of a soul ungrateful to her Saviour, who goes backward step by step, withdrawing herself from God's love by certain degrees of indevotion and disloyalty, till at length, having quite forsaken it, she is left in the horrible obscurity of perdition.
The spark of divine grace was almost extinguished in me, and I fell into a state of indifference and indevotion, though I still carefully kept up outside appearances.
I became addicted to lying, peevishness and indevotion, passing whole days without thinking on God; though He watched continually over me, as the sequel will manifest.
Let him resolve, then, that whatever his aridity and sense of indevotion may be, he will never let himself sink utterly under his cross.
If it be indulged faults, or favoured infirmities, or conscious omissions, or known unfairness with their conscience, or unresisted temptation, or willing indevotion, then let them confess it simply and clearly at the foot of the cross.
And the use we should make of the offices of the Church when we cannot follow them is, to chastise our indevotion by them, and to strengthen the habits of silence, reverence, and attention, which are the basis of a devout spirit.
Over-activity often leads to indevotion, and busy care about others to forgetfulness of our own soul.
They complain of indevotion, of inability to pray, or to fix their minds.
With shorter and less frequent services they might have gone on for ever without finding out their secret indevotion; and all the while it would be no less real, though undiscovered.