- 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 is used to emphasize how deep someone's religious beliefs are, or to indicate that something is done in a devout way.
...in this devoutly Buddhist country.
English dictionary. 2008.
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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… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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