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I," replied the Gascon, "I believe in devotion as a word at one's baptism, for instance, which naturally comes before one's proper name; every one is naturally more or less devout, certainly; but there should be at the end of one's devotion something to gain.
said Mazarin, his eyes twinkling with joy on seeing that he could pay for Porthos's devotion without opening his purse; "only that?
I should rejoice to see you at any time so deeply absorbed in your devotions that you had not a single thought to spare for me.
Colbert put many questions to her, relative to the fortunes of those two gentlemen, and as to the devotion they had for you.
Bhaer's devotion was sincere, however likewise effective--for honesty is the best policy in love as in law.
When the aide-de-camp, having returned and choosing an opportune moment, ventured to draw the Emperor's attention to the devotion of the Poles to his person, the little man in the gray overcoat got up and, having summoned Berthier, began pacing up and down the bank with him, giving him instructions and occasionally glancing disapprovingly at the drowning Uhlans who distracted his attention.
As for the central figure, Don Quixote himself, in his dignity and generosity, his unselfish ideals, and his fearless devotion to them, he is always heroic and beautiful; and I was glad to find in my latest look at his history that I had truly conceived of him at first, and had felt the sublimity of his nature.
There he learned of Rance's act of devotion and the reward he thought himself entitled to for it.
You who are in power have only the means that money produces -- we who are in expectation, have those which devotion prompts.
I am quite happy here with you and good Thedora, whose devotion to me reminds me of my old nurse, long since dead.
He pleased her; his absolute devotion flattered her.
On the top of this mountain is a little hill which the idolatrous Agaus have in great veneration; their priest calls them together at this place once a year, and having sacrificed a cow, throws the head into one of the springs of the Nile; after which ceremony, every one sacrifices a cow or more, according to their different degrees of wealth or devotion.