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votary

1. RC Church Eastern Churches a person, such as a monk or nun, who has dedicated himself or herself to religion by taking vows
2. ardently devoted to the services or worship of God, a deity, or a saint
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These include the procession of the votary maid to and within the grove; and the movements of the king between the two main physical spaces and domains of power at the arena of the festival: the political pavilion (from where he gives his annual address to his subjects) and the shrine (where he prays for them).
Babichev, who personifies the purblind utopianism of the communist regime, cuts a truly grotesque figure as the votary of social planning, epitomized in his quest for the perfect mass-produced sausage.
They were the cultists, he the votary, and there were, in fact, about his gray eyes and his slender lips, the deep, tense lines so often etched in the faces of zealots and of lonely men.
A personal health catharsis turned the governor into a passionate fitness votary.
The most ardent votary of this view is Paul Wolfowitz, along with Richard Perle.
The purpose of the meeting was to explain the trials of Hercules one had to go through to become a votary of the sacred Yale Law Journal flame.
Under a sign that warns that all taxes must be paid before burial, beneath a wooden clock that unflinchingly reads 7:30--it's such trouble to get the ladder--works Carlos Francavilla, the official historian, chief registrar, consummate tour guide, and votary of Recoleta Cemetery.
It seems probable that, before constructing their buildings, architects imagined them in plan (or "aerial") view, made models of what they were building (perhaps used as votary offerings), and favored certain proportions (for example, 1:10 or 1:9) which they tried to embody in their work; now, Anaximander too has an interest in certain numbers (for example, multiples of nine) and makes models of larger realities, and so on.
As if this weren't stagey enough, Ashok Singhal, a great votary of Dharma, a functionary of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (World Hindu Council), hectored that he would retaliate.
To meet this threat, local people have been fastening their votary objects in iron chains, or putting them behind gratings and heavy iron bars in a vain bid to save them from disappearing.
On this stand you will also find Japanese prints from the great Hokusai, along with votary figures containing the original food offerings, carved ivory feather fans, embroideries, jade and beautiful little snuff bottles.
These letters show Ruskin as a collector of Shakespeareana, a sensitive reader of his work, and a votary of his genius.