• Dedication to Ann Waters Denslow
    Dedication to Ann Waters Denslow
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj dedicated devoted to a cause or ideal or purpose "a dedicated dancer","dedicated teachers","dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal"- A.Lincoln"
    • adj dedicated solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose "a life consecrated to science","the consecrated chapel","a chapel dedicated to the dead of World War II"
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Dedication of Savile's St. Chrysostom. Eton, 1610 Dedication of Savile's St. Chrysostom. Eton, 1610
Dedication Appearing on Globe of Jodocus Hondius, 1600 Dedication Appearing on Globe of Jodocus Hondius, 1600


  • Mark Victor Hansen
    Mark Victor Hansen
    “Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.”
  • Marlon Brando
    Marlon Brando
    “To grasp the full significance of life is the actor's duty, to interpret it is his problem, and to express it his dedication.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Sunday is the core of our civilization, dedicated to thought and reverence.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated and disciplined.”
  • H. Allen Smith
    H. Allen Smith
    “On Monday mornings I am dedicated to the proposition that all men are created jerks.”
  • Cecil B. De Mille
    Cecil B. De Mille
    “The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.”


In literature:

Jupiter's temple in the Capitol had not yet been dedicated; the consuls Valerius and Horatius cast lots which should dedicate it.
"The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08" by Titus Livius
The church contains many interesting memorials, and, in the nave, a Perpendicular shrine dedicated to St Peter.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
Here is something real to worship, to dedicate a life to.
"Woman and Womanhood" by C. W. Saleeby
Their towns were filled with altars dedicated to this orb.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
Including the dedication and table (4 folios) there are 283 folios.
"The Ship of Fools, Volume 1" by Sebastian Brandt
This work was called the "Musical Offering," and was dedicated to Frederick the Great.
"A Popular History of the Art of Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
The King made inquiries and found it was "Water-Music," composed by Herr Handel, and dedicated in loving homage to King George the First.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
Dedications; headings of parts and chapters; headings of many important minor parts of a book.
"Capitals" by Frederick W. Hamilton
Her name as interpreted in the tablet dedicated to her, signifies again, as in several cases already noted, 'great lady.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
An ingenious dedication was contrived by Sir Simon Degge, who dedicated "the Parson's Counsellor" to Woods, Bishop of Lichfield.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
One of them has disappeared, and the eastern one was dedicated to St. Eloi.
"Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys" by Dugald Butler and Herbert Story
To that fancied command he dedicated himself as whole-heartedly as a bloodhound gives itself to the man hunt.
"The Tyranny of Weakness" by Charles Neville Buck
His elevation to the episcopate did not withdraw Bishop McCloskey from the church of his affection, that dedicated to the Spouse of Mary.
"Donahoe's Magazine, Volume 15, No. 1, January 1886" by Various
The former church had been dedicated to St. John the Evangelist; the new one was dedicated to St. Mary.
"Hampstead and Marylebone" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
The Holy Bible is dedicated to God; because it is the inestimable gift of God to man.
"Masonic Monitor of the Degrees of Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft and Master Mason" by George Thornburgh
Be our souls, as they have been, Dedicate to thee!
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 16" by Various
The following extract from the trust-deed of the building dedicated to it will show the religious belief and the purposes of its founder.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
Above all, my dedication to Lady Maria, a masterpiece of English composition and delicate flattery.
"Glories of Spain" by Charles W. Wood
To the Lord I dedicate my life, my love, and likewise my song.
"The Story of Our Hymns" by Ernest Edwin Ryden
Every family has in the house a platform dedicated to Khandoba, the Maratha god of war.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell

In poetry:

One day - yet while yearning - an aeon,
one gesture - yet already the hurricanes march,
one step - yet here you are
forever - spirit waiting in dust.
"Erotic" by Krzysztof Kamil Baczynski
Lonely he is: he has nor friend nor lover,
Sith in his body he is dedicate…
His comrades only share his life and offer
Their further deeds to one more heart oblate.
"The Last Salute" by Robert Nichols
And watched her listening to the ocean's heave,
Dusk's golden glory on her face and breast,
And in her hair the rosy wind's caress,—
Pitying her dedicated tenderness.
"The Paphian Venus" by Madison Julius Cawein
Thoughts yet unripe in me I bend one way,
Give one repose to pain I know not now,
One leaven to joy that comes, I guess not how.
I dedicate my fields when Spring is grey.
"The Neophyte" by Alice Meynell
If I aught possess, 'tis Thine;
All I have, to Thee I owe;
Dare I call my being mine?
Life, or breath, or comfort? No!
Lord! I dedicate to Thee
All that Thou hast given to me.
"Every Thing derived from God" by John Bowring
These to His Memory—since he held them dear,
Perchance as finding there unconsciously
Some image of himself—I dedicate,
I dedicate, I consecrate with tears—
These Idylls.
"Dedication" by Alfred Lord Tennyson

In news:

Supplies were delivered to the site via dedicated rail line.
When human remains are found during a project excavation "in any location other than a dedicated cemetery," all work must stop.
A dedication of the Paul Bunyan Trail bridge was held Wednesday afternoon.
Metro and Local Elected Officials Dedicate new State-of-the-Art El Monte Bus Station .
INTERVIEWS Cloud Nothings Dedicate Jazzy 'Fall In' Video to Choreographer Busby Berkeley.
Those who know anything about Waco City Councilman Randy Riggs know he's dedicated to stamping out smoking in all public venues.
The Walton Sun lacks a dedicated sports section, but the uproar from the Green Bay/Seattle game combines sports and finances.
At ISC West I had a chance to talk with Mike May, the president of iVerify, a dedicated video monitoring company in Charlotte, N.C.
I think she is smart, well grounded, dedicated, sincere and a proven leader.
Rep William Lacy Clay works the crowd after the ribbon-cutting ceremony in Chesterfield dedicating the new stretch of Highway 141 on Saturday, July 14, 2012.
Birds of Byway sign dedicated.
Illinois has more than 12,000 professional social workers, all of whom dedicate their careers to either helping people transform their lives, or improve environments that make such progress possible.
Archbishop Charles Chaput dedicates Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Church.
Dr Martin Luther King Jr, located on the edge of the Tidal Basin in Washington, will be officially dedicated this Sunday.
Lori Rose Cannizzaro was dedicating her virginity to Jesus.

In science:

Further advances in X-ray timing, which are unlikely to come from any currently planned mission but are possible with a dedicated mission, will likely lead to further significant advances in our understanding of compact ob jects and accretion in strong gravitational fields.
Relativistic Astrophysics Explorer
We plan to dedicate future work to this important problem.
About the cavity fields in mean field spin glass models
We present results from an ongoing survey dedicated to the ionized gas kinematics of Virgo cluster spiral galaxies using Fabry-Perot (FP) interferometry.
Environmental Effects on the Kinematics of Virgo Cluster Galaxies
At the same time, it offers a range of options that are not available in systems that are dedicated to any of the existing models.
Towards an Intelligent Database System Founded on the SP Theory of Computing and Cognition
Collection of papers dedicated to Hans Grauert.
The Alternating Group of degree 6 in Geometry of the Leech Lattice and K3 Surfaces
Based on numerical calculations performed over FS clusters for various disorder strengths, the next sections are dedicated to the study of the disorder dependence of the crossover length scale and its comparison with the localization length.
Crossover effects in the random exchange spin-1/2 antiferromagnetic chain
An explicit formula is displayed there for the Chen bracket; still, as the authors themselves pointed out, it is without details, to which they planned to dedicate some further paper.
Holonomy and parallel transport in the differential geometry of the space of loops and the groupoid of generalized gauge transformations
Section 3.2 is dedicated to the general structure of measures on ¯A.
On the structure of the space of generalized connections
The gas is recirculated using a dedicated gas system.
Electron identification performance with ALICE TRD prototypes
Rieffel ”Yang-Mil ls for Non-Commutative TwoTorii” Dedicated to Hans Borchers, Nico Hugenholtz, Richard V.
On Generalized Clifford Algebra $C_4^{(n)}$ and $GL_q(2;C)$ Quantum Group
The Swift satellite (Gehrels et al, 2003) will be the next mission dedicated to the study of gamma-ray bursts.
Swift's Ability to Detect Gamma-Ray Bursts
The dramatic step beyond the w′ bounds of the next few years will come from space, from missions dedicated to systematics control.
Is Dark Energy Dynamical? Prospects for an Answer
The goal of the European collaboration Antares is thus to build an underwater telescope dedicated to high energy neutrinos.
ANTARES Status & Milestones : News from Deep-Sea
Dedicated script language has been developed to make the schedule programming easy and flexible.
"Pi of the Sky" - all-sky, real-time search for fast optical transients
Collection of articles dedicated to the memory of Hanna Neumann, I. J.
A finitely presented torsion-free simple group