Devoutly De*vout"ly, adv. 1. In a devout and reverent manner; with devout emotions; piously. [1913 Webster]

Cast her fair eyes to heaven and prayed devoutly. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Sincerely; solemnly; earnestly. [1913 Webster]

'T is a consummation Devoutly to be wished. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • devoutly — [[t]dɪva͟ʊtli[/t]] 1) ADV GRADED: ADV with v (emphasis) Devoutly is used to emphasize how sincerely or deeply you hope for something or believe in something. [FORMAL] He devoutly hoped it was true. 2) ADV: ADV adj, ADV with v (emphasis) Devoutly… …   English dictionary

  • devoutly — adv. Devoutly is used with these adjectives: ↑religious Devoutly is used with these verbs: ↑wish …   Collocations dictionary

  • devoutly — devout ► ADJECTIVE 1) deeply religious. 2) earnestly sincere: my devout hope. DERIVATIVES devoutly adverb devoutness noun. ORIGIN Latin devotus devoted , from devovere consecrate …   English terms dictionary

  • devoutly — adverb in a devout and pious manner she was devoutly Catholic • Syn: ↑piously • Derived from adjective: ↑pious (for: ↑piously), ↑devout …   Useful english dictionary

  • devoutly — adverb see devout …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • devoutly — See devout. * * * …   Universalium

  • devoutly — adverb In a devout manner …   Wiktionary

  • devoutly — de|vout|ly [ dı vautli ] adverb 1. ) FORMAL very much 2. ) in a way that shows strong religious belief or feeling …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • devoutly — adv. in a pious manner, religiously; seriously, in a devoted manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • devoutly — de·vout·ly …   English syllables

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