n. love of country; devotion to welfare of one's country; virtues and actions of patriot
Among the potent factors in developing and enriching our patriotism is the constant singing of our national anthem.
Sentence in Classic:
I may appeal to your patriotism also, for I could not imagine a greater misfortune for the country than that this affair should come out.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
He understood that latent heat (as they say in physics) of patriotism which was present in all these men he had seen, and this explained to him why they all prepared for death calmly, and as it were lightheartedly.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The fever of plucky patriotism which the Servian attack roused in all the Bulgarians has pulled him through the war; but he is obviously glad to be home again.
Arms and the Man By George Bernard Shaw Context
He could no more resist pricking the conceits, the hypocrisies and the flamboyant patriotism of those about him than a small boy can resist putting a pin into a balloon.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
The first part closed with a stirring patriotic recitation delivered by a young lady who arranged amateur theatricals.
The colonel was a stout, tall, plethoric German, evidently devoted to the service and patriotically Russian.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context