It is hard to imagine any organization that has ever inspired such excitement and devotion from its customers.
The level of devotion is more intense than one might find in Lake Forest, California.
I will miss her passion, commitment to her art and devotion to her family.
Arthur Koestler, I once argued, had this kind of devotion to divine moral limits.
The devotion of a certain class of British boys to their nannies is legendary, and it seems Prince William is no exception.
His devotion to the Church of Rome, of which they admitted he was not formally a child.
The devotion to and concern for our institutions are deep and sincere.
But however this may be, the devotion of Gaston was not the less sincere.
The enemies of this faith know no god but force, no devotion but its use.
I thought of her as she was, and could have hated myself for the devotion with which my heart regarded her.
early 13c., from Old French devocion "devotion, piety," from Latin devotionem (nominative devotio), noun of action from past participle stem of devovere "dedicate by a vow, sacrifice oneself, promise solemnly," from de- "down, away" (see de-) + vovere "to vow," from votum "vow" (see vow).
In ancient Latin, "act of consecrating by a vow," also "loyalty, fealty, allegiance;" in Church Latin, "devotion to God, piety." This was the original sense in English; the etymological sense, including secular situations, returned 16c. via Italian and French.