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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Self-devotion The act of devoting one's self, or the state of being self-devoted; willingness to sacrifice one's own advantage or happiness for the sake of others; self-sacrifice.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n self-devotion The act of devoting one's self; willingness to sacrifice one's own interests or happiness for the sake of others; self-sacrifice.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Self-devotion self-sacrifice
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  • Charlotte Saunders Cushman
    Charlotte Saunders Cushman
    “Art is an absolute mistress; she will not be coquetted with or slighted; she requires the most entire self-devotion, and she repays with grand triumphs.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. self, seolf, sylf; Dut. zelf, Ger. selbe, Goth. silba.


In literature:

The story is one of devoted friendship, and tender self-sacrificing love.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
The story is one of devoted friendship, and tender self-sacrificing love.
"The Range Boss" by Charles Alden Seltzer
He was soon followed by many who, amidst the pettiness of his public views, could still realize the grandeur of his self-devotion.
"Stray Studies from England and Italy" by John Richard Greene
What she had heard of the girl's self-devotion touched her trebly at the sight of one so small, young, and soft-looking.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
He must be a man of large capacity, great attainments, thorough sincerity, earnest devotion, generous and self-sacrificing patriotism.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 3 of 8" by Various
The story is one of devoted friendship, and tender self-sacrificing love.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
What a noble spirit of self-devotion he had shown!
"Eric" by Mrs. S. B. C. Samuels
But well did I weigh all the misery and all the peril that such a self-devotion was sure to entail upon me.
"Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf" by George W. M. Reynolds
Your struggles, sufferings, daring, heroic self-devotion, and sublime achievements, we exult in them all.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume II"
Never did a young man show greater devotion to duty and forgetfulness of self than did Lieut.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
He was free from self-regard, and had the devotion of all who served with him.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
Had she not stood by his side till she fell lifeless at his feet in her unparalleled self-devotion?
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
It is the willing and practical and thorough-going devotion of a self to a cause.
"The Sources Of Religious Insight" by Josiah Royce
Through the self-sacrifice and heroic devotion of our soldiers, the life of the republic has been saved and the American Union preserved.
"Village Life in America 1852-1872" by Caroline Cowles Richards
It is thus an everlasting monument to the self-sacrificing devotion of woman.
"Peculiarities of American Cities" by Willard Glazier
Then, patriotism is eloquent; then, self-devotion is eloquent.
"The American Quarterly Review" by Various
He is best remembered for his self-sacrifice and heroic devotion to the people in the great plague at Milan in 1575.
"The Lure of the Camera" by Charles S. Olcott
It is not the spirit of heroism, or of Christian self-devotion, which Cervantes would put down.
"The History of Don Quixote de la Mancha" by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
For a man is at his best when in utter self-abnegation his heart is enlisting every power of mind and body in devotion to a worthy cause.
"Living for the Best" by James G. K. McClure
The self-tormenting and fanciful sins of some of our devotional books very likely are less felt.
"Theology and the Social Consciousness" by Henry Churchill King

In poetry:

This patriot's self-devoted deed
First tamed the Lion's mood,
And the four forest cantons freed
From thraldom by his blood.
"The Battle of Sempach" by Sir Walter Scott
That our work may be divine
Seek we not our own but Thine;
Lost to self and found 'in Thee,'
Find we sweet Humility,
Zeal by reverent Love refined,
True Devotion's single mind.
"In Thee. A Hymn For Church-Workers. Dedicated To The 'Church Society' Of St. Paul's, Haggerston" by Samuel John Stone
Who says thy day is o'er? Control,
My heart, that bitter first emotion;
While men shall reverence the steadfast soul,
The heart in silent self-devotion
Breaking, the mild, heroic mien,
Thou'lt need no prop of marble, Lamartine.
"To Lamartine" by James Russell Lowell
Light, oh light that art by showing;
Wind, oh wind that liv'st by motion;
Thought, oh thought that art by knowing;
Will, that art born in self-devotion!
Love is you, though not all of you know it;
Ye are not love, yet ye always show it!
"Love Is Home" by George MacDonald

In news:

A self-taught, down-home Cajun cook, Eula Mae devoted her cookbook writing to her mother and grandmother's recipes she enjoyed as a child.
And so, as is typical for a girl your age, a good deal of your existence is devoted to self-loathing.
Hartman self-publishes her mini-comic Amy Unbounded on a copy machine, but the deliciously imaginative series about a medieval nine-year-old girl and her friends and family has built up a devoted following.
ARCHIVIST LISA DARMS has devoted considerable time and effort to documenting a cultural and musical movement that once took great pains to avoid mainstream documentation via a self-imposed media blackout.
Will Pennington personified everything that makes mountaineers great: devotion to family, hard work, self-sufficiency, intrepidity, community spirit, honesty and Godliness.
OWN, Oprah Winfrey Network, a cable network devoted to self-discovery.
He has devoted his life to discovering Vincent van Gogh 's "undiscovered" final self-portrait, supposedly painted at the end of his life when van Gogh was under the care of his psychiatrist and patron Dr Paul Gachet (also played by McGraw.

In science:

In 2d most of the work has been devoted to the q -state Potts model, for which the transition point is known from self-duality also in its disordered version8, and in the pure model exact result by Baxter9 ensures a first-order transition for q > 4.
The Random-bond Potts model in the large-q limit
Section 4 is devoted to the derivation of the bosonic action of self-dual supersymmetric nonlinear electrodynamics coupled to the dilaton-axion chiral multiplet and a K¨ahler sigma-model.
On the component structure of N = 1 supersymmetric nonlinear electrodynamics
Sec.3 is devoted to investigate the dynamics of the self transposed classes and a class of a generic pure state.
Usefulness classes of travelling entangled channels in noninertial frames
Only a few works have been devoted to the analysis of self-averaging properties in special cases.
Analysis of self--averaging properties in the transport of particles through random media
The fourth section is devoted to self-linking coefficient that generalizes the writhe of a classical knot.
Virtual Knots and Links
Turning to the book itself, the reader will find a remarkable a nd encyclopedic treatment of the basics, with the first chapter devoted to the diagrammati c and combinatorial definitions and to a discovery of mine of which I am very fond – the self-linkin g number of a virtual knot .
Book Review of "Virtual Knot Theory - The State of the Art" by Vassily Manturov and Denis Ilyutko, World Scientific (2012), ISBN: 978-981-4401-12-8
Section 3 is devoted to presenting the Namikawa construction of a fiber self– product of a particular elliptic rational surface with sections and singular “cuspidal” fibers (which will be called cuspidal fiber product ).
Deforming Namikawa's fiber products
The concluding remarks presented in Section 5 are devoted to outline how the approximation used for the potential term is completely self-consistent being dynamically induced.
Frame-independence of the Inhomogeneous Mixmaster Chaos via Misner-Chitre'-like variables
This paper is devoted to discuss some of the features of self-similar solutions of the first kind.
On Physical Properties of Cylindrically Symmetric Self-Similar Solutions
Section 3 is devoted for the discussion of the physical properties of these self-similar solutions of the first kind both in co-moving and non-co-moving coordinates.
On Physical Properties of Cylindrically Symmetric Self-Similar Solutions
As this paper is devoted to the study of the behavior of the integrated density of states, we start by recalling that it is defined as follows: We note by Hω, Λ the restriction of Hω to Λ with self-adjoint boundary conditions.
Results dealing with the behavior of the integrated density of states of random divergence operators
This section is devoted to discussing the same properties of the self-similar solutions in non-co-moving coordinates only in the radial direction.
On the Physical Properties of the Plane Symmetric Self-Similar Solution
Section 3 is devoted to the derivation of the weak limit approximation of the general wave mechanical (quantum mechanical) approach which is defined in the context of losing (here gravitational) self-consistency.
Geometric model of the structure of the neutron
Section 3 is devoted to the description of all self-adjoint extensions of the operator Hα .
Spectral and scattering theory for the Aharonov-Bohm operators
The second part of the paper is devoted to the spectral theory of self-adjoint operators associated with the expression (1.1) for countably many point interactions.
Spectral theory of Schr\"odinger operators with infinitely many point interactions and radial positive definite functions