The devout, devoutly religious persons, those who are sincerely pious.

Syn. — Holy; pure; religious; prayerful; pious; earnest; reverent; solemn; sincere.

(De*vout"), n.

1. A devotee. [Obs.] Sheldon.

2. A devotional composition, or part of a composition; devotion. [Obs.] Milton.

(De*vout"ful) a.

1. Full of devotion. [R.]

2. Sacred. [R.]

To take her from austerer check of parents,
To make her his by most devoutful rights.

(De*vout"less), a. Destitute of devotion.De*vout"less*ly, adv. - - De*vout"less*ness, n.

(De*vout"ly), adv.

1. In a devout and reverent manner; with devout emotions; piously.

Cast her fair eyes to heaven and prayed devoutly.

2. Sincerely; solemnly; earnestly.

'T is a consummation
Devoutly to be wished.

(De*vout"ness), n. Quality or state of being devout.

(De*vove") v. t. [See Devote, v. t.] To devote. [Obs.] Cowley.

(De*vow") v. t. [F. dévouer, L. devovere. See Devote, v. t.]

1. To give up; to devote. [Obs.]

2. [Cf. OF. desvoer. Cf. Disavow.] To disavow; to disclaim. [Obs.] G. Fletcher.

(De*vul"gar*ize) v. t. To free from what is vulgar, common, or narrow.

Shakespeare and Plutarch's "Lives" are very devulgarizing books.
E. A. Abbott.

(Dew) n. [AS. deáw; akin to D. dauw, G. thau, tau, Icel. dögg, Sw. dagg, Dan. dug; cf. Skr. dhav, dhav, to flow. &radic72. Cf. Dag dew.]

1. Moisture from the atmosphere condensed by cool bodies upon their surfaces, particularly at night.

Her tears fell with the dews at even.

2. Figuratively, anything which falls lightly and in a refreshing manner. "The golden dew of sleep." Shak.

2. Expressing devotion or piety; as, eyes devout; sighs devout; a devout posture. Milton.

3. Warmly devoted; hearty; sincere; earnest; as, devout wishes for one's welfare.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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