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 Meanings and Examples of DEVOUT
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devout
 a.  expressing devotion or piety; earnest in religious field
Classic Sentence: (23 in 2 pages)
1  As devout Eckerman lifted the linen sheet from the naked corpse of Goethe, he was overwhelmed with the massive chest of the man, that seemed as a Roman triumphal arch.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
2  As Ptolemy Philopater testified of the African elephant, I then testified of the whale, pronouncing him the most devout of all beings.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
3  He was deeply, even slavishly, devout.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XIV
4  Cassy yielded at once, and with her whole soul, to every good influence, and became a devout and tender Christian.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
5  She often repeated her prayers; not at particular times, but, like the unaffectedly devout, when she desired to pray.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 7 Queen of Night
6  The devout hope is that he is doing well.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 1 "My Mind to Me a Kingdom Is"
7  "The Russians are very devout," replied Balashev.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER VII
8  By Agrafena Ivanovna's advice Natasha prepared herself not in their own parish, but at a church where, according to the devout Agrafena Ivanovna, the priest was a man of very severe and lofty life.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER XVII
9  I've got them all, thank God, and am the happiest woman in the world, and Meg laid her hand on her tall boy's head, with a face full of tender and devout content.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-SEVEN
10  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.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 16 IN WHICH M. SEGUIER, KEEPER OF THE SEALS, LOOKS MORE THAN ONCE FOR THE BELL
11  She knew she should believe devoutly, as they did, that a born lady remained a lady, even if reduced to poverty, but she could not make herself believe it now.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
12  Only Melanie and Carreen realized that a devoutly Catholic Irishman was being laid to rest by the Church of England's service.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
13  When she gets back from Tara she will start again hammer and tongs with the store and those mills which I wish devoutly would explode some night.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVII
14  Mrs. Hatch's MILIEU was one which he had once assiduously frequented, and now as devoutly shunned.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
15  Besides, to this day, the highly enlightened Turks devoutly believe in the historical story of Jonah.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 83. Jonah Historically Regarded.
Example Sentence:
1  Where he is described as a devout man who feared God with all his household, gave charity to the people, and prayed continually to God.
2  The challenge for church people today is how to be pious in the best sense, that is, to be devout without becoming hypocritical.
3  Though Glenn was devout, he was no zealot, he never tried to force his beliefs on his friends.
4  After more enquiries, a devout soccer fan gave me a selection to read.