Example sentences for: devotions

How can you use “devotions” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Recent histories of Chicanos and the Catholic Church suggest that Mexicans were not dependent on a priest-centered religion and developed their own popular devotions performed without a priest.

  • Private spirituality, which was practiced individually or within the family, stressed sacramental and personal devotions, while the public religious stressed processions, fiestas, symbols, and symbolic action that displayed the beliefs of the Mexican Catholic to the rest of the community” (Dolan and Hinojosa, 177).

  • Once the pious devotions are over, however, wine flows, fireworks explode, espetada (kebab) stalls flourish, and Monte regains normality for another 363 days.

  • Surrounded by statues, carvings, and incense burners, here the faithful make their devotions and check their fortunes, and traditional funerary displays give a cheerful send-off to the recently departed.

  • For Whom the Bell Tolls enabled Hemingway to look forward into Civil War tragedy as well as back into Donne's Devotions . In this instance, indeed, the impact of the novel was so great that any reference to the quotation for the past half century could not help evoking both the Hemingway story and the Donne passage--which was thereby given an entirely fresh currency.

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