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Definition of "devoutness" [de•vout•ness]

  • The state or quality of being devout. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "devoutness" in a sentence
  • "Where circumstances are favorable, this proclivity is apt to express itself in a certain servile devotional fervor and a punctilious attention to devout observances; it may perhaps be better characterized as devoutness than as religion."
  • "The original film was subject to the censorship mores of the time - a consideration that meant that the book's Catholic themes (Pinkie is afflicted with a peculiar kind of devoutness), and some of its more violent scenes (a murder by choking on a stick of Brighton rock), were dampened or excised."
  • "But there was something puzzling about their devoutness."