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Devoutly


DEVOUTLY, adverb

1. With solemn attention and reverence to God; with ardent devotion.

He was devoutly engaged in prayer.

2. Piously; religiously; with pious thoughts; as, he viewed the cross devoutly

3. Sincerely; solemnly; earnestly; as, a consummation devoutly to be wished.