n. one who is bound by vows to a religion or life of worship or service; devoted adherent of a cause or person or activity
In fancy, the voluptuous votary of fashion sees herself amid the festive throng, 'the observed of all observers.'
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The open sympathy of the listeners stirred the spirit of the votary of music, whose voice regained its richness and volume, without losing that touching softness which proved its secret charm.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
Among the votaries of TERPSICHORE, who disported themselves until Sol gave warning for departure, Wilkins Micawber, Esquire, Junior, and the lovely and accomplished Miss Helena, fourth daughter of Doctor Mell, were particularly remarkable.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context