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Word: impiety

Definition: irreverence; lack of respect for God or piety


Sentences Containing 'impiety'

'There are some landmarks,' observed Mr. Micawber, looking fondly back over his shoulder, 'on the road to the tomb, which, but for the impiety of the aspiration, a man would wish never to have passed.
After being condemned to death for impiety in 399 BC, Socrates was given a potent infusion of the hemlock plant.
For the nature of the universe, having made all reasonable creatures one for another, to the end that they should do one another good; more or less according to the several persons and occasions but in nowise hurt one another: it is manifest that he that doth transgress against this her will, is guilty of impiety towards the most ancient and venerable of all the deities.
I have understood that it was, to the last, her proudest boast, that she never had been on the water in her life, except upon a bridge; and that over her tea (to which she was extremely partial) she, to the last, expressed her indignation at the impiety of mariners and others, who had the presumption to go 'meandering' about the world.
``Pooh, pooh;''said the doctor, with the impiety usual in persons of his profession;``he is a churchman.

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