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Synonyms for dedication

Synonyms for dedication

complete and wholehearted fidelity

a ceremony in which something (as a building) is dedicated to some goal or purpose

a short message (as in a book or musical work or on a photograph) dedicating it to someone or something

the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action

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Rosa looked at him as if she would have liked him to be the recipient of a thousand dedications.
May I point out, by presenting you with this dedication, that in the meantime I am become the parent of the Book?
With the quickness of David at the switch, I slipped a blotting-pad over the dedication, and then, "Pray be seated," I said coldly, but she remained standing, all in a twitter and very much afraid of me, and I know that her hands were pressed together within the muff.
The truth is, I begun to think uncomfortably of the dedication.
But there was still that accursed dedication, lying, you remember, beneath the blotting-pad.
Ma'am," said I, swelling, "it is a Dedication," and I walked majestically to the window.
Yes, I had always known that this was the one flaw in my dedication, but how could I have expected her to have the wit to see it?
Why, you have commended the book so warmly, that you should be ashamed of reading your name before the dedication.
Indeed I have run into a preface, while I professed to write a dedication.
The exercises connected with the dedication were held in Music Hall, in Boston, and the great hall was packed from top to bottom with one of the most distinguished audiences that ever assembled in the city.
Hilbery, dropping the entire mass upon the floor, with a gesture that seemed to indicate an act of dedication.
They are literally, so far as one can ascertain, feasts of the dedication - that is, they were first established in the churchyard on the day on which the village church was opened for public worship, which was on the wake or festival of the patron saint, and have been held on the same day in every year since that time.
The National pointed out that while book dedications tend to be about friends and family, some authors go further beyond with them in rather creative ways.
In exchange for dedications we ask for a donation to help Teesside Hospice continue to provide specialist palliative care to local people who need it most.
Department of Recreation and Parks, said the ceremony was one of the most unique dedications he'd ever attended.