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dedication

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdedicationded‧i‧ca‧tion /ˌdedɪˈkeɪʃən/ ●○○ noun  1 [uncountable]WORK THAT somebody DOES hard work or effort that someone puts into a particular activity because they care about it a lot To reach a high level of skill requires talent, dedication, and a lot of hard work.dedication to I admire his dedication to the job.2 [countable]SAY/STATE an act of dedicating something to someone, or a ceremony where this is done3 [countable]CELEBRATE the words used at the beginning of a book, film, or piece of music, thanking someone or saying that book etc has been written to show respect for them
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dedicationDevout dedication was the desideratum for soul-sacrifice.A deceptively fragile and refined appearance belied her dedication and untiring industry in the cause of justice for women.But his dedication to work will be in evidence too.He was an exemplar of dedication, a hero who never lost his humanness.I was impressed by LeMel's dedication in high school.But the dedication did have its critics.As far as his destination was concerned, the clue had to be in the dedication.We appreciate your dedication to our administration and your help at a time when needed.dedication toFranklin was named "Man of the Year" for his dedication to community activities.
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