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Allegiance is the obligation of fidelity and obedience that an individual owes to his government or sovereign, in return for the protection he receives. The feudal uses of these words have mostly passed away with the state of society that gave them birth; but their origin still colors their present meaning. A patriotic American feels an enthusiastic loyalty to the republic; he takes, on occasion, an oath of allegiance to the government, but his loyalty will lead him to do more than mere allegiance could demand; he pays homage to God alone, as the only king and lord, or to those principles of right that are spiritually supreme; he acknowledges the duty of obedience to all rightful authority; he resents the idea of subjection. Fealty is becoming somewhat rare, except in elevated or poetic style. We prefer to speak of the faithfulness rather than the fealty of citizen, wife, or friend.
We honor the allegiance of the citizen to the government; the government has a right to allegiance from the citizen.
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feelings of ardent love
"their devotion to each other was beautiful"
commitment to some purpose
"the devotion of his time and wealth to science"
idolatry, devotion, veneration, cultismnoun
religious zeal; the willingness to serve God
(usually plural) religious observance or prayers (usually spoken silently)
"he returned to his devotions"
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The only person who could supply any information to the investigators was my Father, who was the last person to see her. Our family became broken over her disappearanceand that wound has never healed, in closing, I would just like to thank my Mom for her love and devotion. Also, for teachinghard work and dedication and for leading the way for my own family. She will always be remembered in our hearts.
I don't adopt the way of other's stairs and shoulders to confess my feelings, emotions, or devotion, dedication, and affection and not even the third party to involve and participate in my private matters. I appreciate and respect the direct expression that inspires purity and reality.
With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve.
I have looked into my own soul and my devotion to principle may once again lead me to an unpopular course, but if Iran is to acquire a nuclear bomb, it will not have my name on it, it is for these reasons that I will vote to disapprove the agreement and, if called upon, would vote to override a veto.
Rosalynn and I are saddened by the passing of former First Lady Nancy Reagan. She will always be admired for her strength of conviction and her lifelong devotion to her husband, her 'just say no' campaign prevented many young people from falling prey to the allure of drug use; and her advocacy for stem cell research raised public awareness and influenced decision makers about vital research for Alzheimer's disease. We extend our condolences to her family at this difficult time.
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- набожност, молитви, вярност, преданост, привързаностBulgarian
- dedicación, fervor, devoción, veneraciónSpanish
- omistautuneisuus, hurskaus, omistautuminenFinnish
- crábhadh, cráifeachtIrish
- भक्ति, निष्ठाHindi
- modlitwa, przywiązanie, oddanie, poświęcenie, pobożnośćPolish
- devotament, dedicare, devotare, devoțiuneRomanian
- приверженность, посвящение, набожность, благочестие, преданность, верность, молитва, целеустремлённостьRussian
- भक्ति, निष्ठाSanskrit
- posvećenost, predanostSerbo-Croatian
- mộ đạo, sùng bái, hiến dângVietnamese
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