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Webster 1913 Edition


Devoted

De-vot′ed

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Adj.
Consecrated to a purpose; strongly attached; zealous; devout;
as, a
devoted
admirer
.
De-vot′ed-ly
,
adv.
De-vot′ed-ness
,
Noun.

Webster 1828 Edition


Devoted

DEVOTED

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pp.
Appropriated by vow; solemnly set apart or dedicated; consecrated; addicted; given up; doomed; consigned.

Definition 2022


devoted

devoted

English

Verb

devoted

  1. simple past tense and past participle of devote

Adjective

devoted (comparative more devoted, superlative most devoted)

  1. Vowed; dedicated; consecrated.
  2. Zealous; characterized by devotion.
  3. (obsolete) Cursed; doomed.
    • 1824, James Hogg, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, Oxford 2010, p. 31:
      The attendance of that brother was now become like the attendance of a demon on some devoted being that had sold himself to destruction […].
    • 1828, Washington Irving, A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus, book 1:
      They had recently considered themselves devoted men, hurrying forwards to destruction; they now looked upon themselves as favorites of fortune, and gave themselves up to the most unbounded joy.

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