Noun(1) one bound by vows to a religion or life of worship or service(2) a priest or priestess (or consecrated worshipper(3) a devoted (almost religiously so
(1) There is invariably a reciprocal relationship between the votary and the saint to whom a vow is made; if the votary receives the demanded protection, healing, or victory, he or she must meet the obligation made at the time of the vow.(2) he was a votary of John Keats(3) Muslims are vulnerable as they usually face discrimination and harassment if the boss happens to be a Hindutva votary .(4) They are local votaries of heritage preservation, yet their voice remains largely unheard.(5) This lends to parts of the writing a rather contrived air which has evoked a sympathetic response from some of his modern votaries but which has produced a cooler reaction amongst more critically inclined commentators.(6) It is possible to a great extent to speak of Hinduism as culture rather than as religion (a distinction the votaries of Hindutva reject or blur).(7) It is unclear whether they represent deities or votaries .(8) The Maenads were Dionysus' female votaries who accompanied him when he traveled.(9) A solemn service is then performed, hosannas arise, and royal votarists and diplomatic devotees parade the church, with guards of honour and running footmen, while English gentlemen and ladies mob and scramble, and crowd and bribe, and fight their way to the best places they can obtain.(10) The conflict between the votaries of Hindutva votaries and the Left-secular intellectuals has preoccupied the media.(11) In time, both find their votaries deserting them to worship the god of riches, and so apply for readmission to the heavens.(12) There is perhaps something perverse or inhuman about a pretty young woman who wants to live a life even more restrained and restricted than that practised by the votarists of Saint Clare.(13) In fact, the Egyptian language, Mdu Ntr, was not included as a classical language by the votarists of Greek and Latin in the 19th century, although Egyptian comes much earlier than either Greek or Latin, has more written documents, and expresses a holistic philosophy based on ancient traditions.(14) To these votaries , he is variously the perennial storyteller, the kindly sage, the gentle teacher, the maker of auspicious symbols, and the peripatetic gardener of images.(15) The two votaries transitioned from their standing posture to a kind of rhythmic bowing and finally into a repetitive genuflecting motion.(16) Myths about him relate how with this irregular army of votaries he conquers Asia Minor and India, subduing all who try to resist him when he attacks them with his madness.
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