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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 concept of the tree is simple - place a dedication as a special way to remember your loved ones at Christmas whilst helping to raise vital funds for Teesside Hospice.
Alex Phillips, a Teesside Hospice volunteer and longstanding supporter, places a special dedication every year for her Father.
Not many people know this but in 1759 Laurence Sterne tried to auction off the dedication to his masterpiece, Tristram Shandy - and failed.
They offered a dedication that would read: "For [YOUR NAME], kind friend, generous patron, champion of the pikey cause.
The longest and most generically unusual of the many dedications which begin Salve Deus, "The Authors Dreame" uses the ancient genre of the dream vision to write women's literary tra dition as part of the great apocalyptic movement of the world, of women and of Lanyer's book.
Lisa Schnell has recently argued that Lanyer's dedications in general and "The Authors Dreame" in particular "show-case the act of giving" wherein "Lanyer.
As opposed to church dedications to Mary (which average about 20%) sanctuaries are dedicated to Mary 87% of the time.
These wonderful songs represent some of the most requested tracks from the nearly 30-year history of The Long Distance Dedications," Kasem says.
In conjunction with the CD's release, on the weekend prior to Valentine's Day (February 10 and 11, 2007), Kasem's radio show will feature the artists and songs included on the Long Distance Dedications CD.
Thousands of people make Requests and Dedications through our four LIVE Interactive Request & Dedication Channels every day.
A building dedication ceremony will be followed by scheduled tours.