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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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In the dedicatory sonnet itself, the veiled admission of impotence in the opening anachronistic contrast is quickly elided by the poet's offering of his own art--visually represented as a "tableau / Peint [.
Straznicky closes this chapter with a perceptive reading of the two printings of the play, one of which includes the dedicatory sonnet "To Dianaes Earthlie Deputesse, and my worth Sister, Mistris Elizabeth Carye" and suggests that these are directed to different readerships, one an elite public readership and the other a more private circle of friends and family.
Calling attention to his locality in the signoff to the dedicatory epistle that appeared in the first edition--"from my house in Bristow 26 Oct.
They were buried in mass graves, in numbers that accord with Mesoamerican numerology, and seem to have been sacrifices dedicatory to the FSP arranged in a symmetrical pattern immediately prior to its construction.
It is disconcerting, however, that More's dedicatory letter for Antidote against Atheism is cited both to show that More presents Conway as an acceptably stereotypical woman (p.
Church of the Resurrection - David Dahl, director of music at Christ Church in Tacoma and professor of music at Pacific Lutheran University, will give a dedicatory recital at 5 p.
In the dedicatory letter to the Earl of Southampton he says this is 'the first heir of my invention', which sounds as though it is the first thing he wrote, but I think what it means is that it's his first work of literature.
This was his Dedicatory Prayer: ''To the Glory of God and in honoured memory of the men from the firm who fell in the Great War of 1914-1919, and who, in so doing, gave their lives in the cause of right and freedom I dedicate this memorial; thanking God for the courage and self-sacrifice shown, praying for true comfort for the bereaved, and trusting that the sacrifice made by these men will be an inspiration to all who follow them.
I yearned for some mention in the letters of Robert Herrick--the "Herrick" on the dedicatory page of his Collected Poems 1975-2005.
The first 60 pages or so are devoted to biographical entries on each of the four composers, the general historical background and context of the music, the origins and specific occasion of the works, full transcriptions of title pages and dedicatory poetry and texts, the authorial sources of the poetic texts, and issues of genre and formal characteristics of the compositions.
Lt Col Maurice M L Bell unveiled the dedicatory tablet, which records the names of the fallen and the roll of honour tablet, which records the names of those who had also served.
He was then able to get Marquez to sign a dedicatory note and says the true value of the book is sentimental.