What does the word devout mean?

Usage examples for devout

  1. Many of the charming little bags of which mention has already been made are supposed to have been worked to hold the Prayer Book and Book of Psalms, without which no devout lady deemed herself fully equipped. – Chats on Old Lace and Needlework by Emily Leigh Lowes
  2. Whatever the shortcomings of the Church of England may be, she certainly trains her children into a devout observance of Sunday. – Clover by Susan Coolidge
  3. You must give due place to strictly spiritual reading, such as the " Holy Gospels," " The Following of Christ," " The Introduction to a Devout Life" by St. Francis of Sales, and the lives of the Saints, which are now published in every form and at every price. – The Education of Catholic Girls by Janet Erskine Stuart