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dedication

a ceremony in which something, such as a church, is dedicated

Dedication

Ceremony that officially begins the occupation and use of a building; also applies to the donation of land to the public for development of a tract of land, such as a road or other form of easement.

Dedication

Quixote, Don
spends his life redressing the wrongs of the whole world. [Sp. Lit.: Cervantes Don Quixote]
Rieux, Dr.
remains in Algeria to care for plague victims and loses his wife to it. [Fr. Lit.: Albert Camus The Plague]
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The station dedications will celebrate the upcoming substantial completion of construction for the six station, 11.
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.
I'm sure he was thinking of record-breaking rather than book dedications at the time, but bear with me a second.
As Lewalski has argued, the poem's dedications present us with an imaginative rewriting of primogeniture and patronage, where daughters are presented as the heirs of their mothers's virtues.
While the figures are too varied over space and time to be comprehensive, there is no reason to doubt that parish dedications are predominantly to Saints and then to Mary with very few being to Christ.
In each of these works, Pettibone carefully painted (in oil) the front covers and sometimes the title pages, dedications, or colophons of Pound's books against a flat, monochromatic background.
It arrives in stores (just in time for Valentine's Day) on January 23, 2007, and marks the first time that the songs of The Long Distance Dedications are available as a collection.
SANTA CLARITA - Two new parks with a combined 45 acres of active recreation and open space are on order for Valencia and Canyon Country, as a result of developers' dedications.
Every visitor will have the opportunity to make Song Dedications to that special Valentine.