a.1.Devoted in person, or by one's own will.
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In war, he is daring, boastful, cunning, ruthless, self-denying, and self-devoted; in peace, just, generous, hospitable, revengeful, superstitious, modest, and commonly chaste.
The woman left the town, took refuge with an independent rajah, and there carried out her self-devoted purpose."
She crept exhausted to her bed, the most helpless, hopeless creature on the wide surface of the earth--a girl self-devoted to the task of a man.
None so self-devoted as Hester when pestilence stalked through the town.
You have abandoned your marriage engagement; you have forfeited Lady Janet's love; you have ruined all your worldly prospects; you are now returning, self-devoted, to a life which you have yourself described as a life without hope.
Micawber, with some pride, 'for meeting the destiny to which we are now understood to be self-devoted, I beg to report them.
While the more self-devoted and ambitious braves were intent on personal honour, he had always been seen, established behind some favourable cover, depriving the wounded of hope, by finishing that which a more gallant warrior had begun.
He gave her to understand that her noble ambition found harmonious echoes in his heart; and bestowed his blessing on her, as a child brimful of duty and good principle, self-devoted to the aggrandisement of the family name.
The high, the generous, the self-devoted sect will always instruct and command mankind.