Definition: devout; religious; N. piety
Definition: devout; religious; N. piety
Sentences Containing 'pious'
"Do not live in the neighborhood of an ignorant man who is pious" (ib.).
"He's a lively chief mate, that; good man, and a pious; but all alive now, I must turn to."
"Pious harpooneers never make good voyagers--it takes the shark out of 'em; no harpooneer is worth a straw who aint pretty sharkish.
AEneas was not in truth and earnest so pious as Virgil represents him, nor Ulysses so wise as Homer describes him."
After her marriage, it is mentioned that she was very pious and spent most of her time engrossed in prayer.
Apparently, Jones' religious convictions did not protect him from the greed enjoyed by so many of the less pious Indian agents.
Arwa was designated a "hujjah" (a holy, pious lady), the highest rank in the Yemeni Dawat, by al-Mustansir in 1084 CE.
As a result, Louis the Pious quickly took back Dorestad and exiled his son to Italy.
At the same time, the pious legacies, such as perpetual masses, were abolished by the state, underscoring the financial crisis of the time.
At this time, a division occurred in the Frankish Empire and Louis the Pious was removed from the throne by his son.
Because of his delicate health, his pious mother had him confirmed at the tender age of one and a half years.
But when philosophers, who pretend to neglect authority, and to cultivate reason, hold the same discourse, I pay them not, I own, the same obsequious submission and pious deference.
By the 830s, under the control of Louis the Pious, the expansion of the harbour had halted altogether, although coins continued to be minted for some time.
During each month as a man, Ila turned to pious ways and performed austerities under the guidance of Budha.
During this voyage, a mighty storm assails the ship, perhaps as punishment to the faithless sailors who have mocked the pious saint.
Every chapter of the Mahavamsa ends by stating that it is written for the "serene joy of the pious".
For a pious man, especially for a Quaker, he was certainly rather hard-hearted, to say the least.
He applauded her pious resolution, and offered to accompany her whithersoever she wished, and to protect her father against the kinsmen of Don Vicente and all the world, should they seek to injure him.
He described the society as very harmonious and pious, and described how they made a living from fishing cod and some agriculture.
He knew his time well the hour when Valentine was giving Noirtier his breakfast, and was sure not to be disturbed in the performance of this pious duty.
He led a pious life in spite of the available princely grandeur.
He was said to be kind and filially pious, and (despite his eventual fate) described to be the most virtuous among Li Keyong's brothers and cousins.
Hedwig was described as a pious and humble, with preference for domestic activities.
Her works are sincere, emanating an almost pious hope that people would again come together.
His mother's "Liber Manualis" mentions that he was born at Uzès in the year following the death of Louis the Pious.
His paternal grandfather lived with them for some eight years; he was a pious man, and the family was much more observant of Jewish religious practices during the time he lived with them.
His reign was marked by Danish raids on the Franco-German empire of Louis the Pious, son and successor of Charlemagne.
However, after Christendom was completely separated from Judaism, the Jewish view of Enoch was he was the only pious man of his time and was taken away before he would become corrupted.
I could not discover whether my aunt, in her last short conversation with me, had fallen on a pious fraud, or had really mistaken the state of my mind.
It is the pious slave breeder devoting the proceeds of every tenth slave to buy a Sunday's liberty for the rest.
It may be, however, that Zeus was actually deceived and Hesiod was putting a pious gloss on the story.
It seems, however, to have been rather a pious exhortation, than a law to which exact obedience was required from the faithful.
Li Heng, however, avoided consequences, as Emperor Xuanzong believed him to be filially pious.
Like him who perverts the revenues of some pious foundation to profane purposes, he pays the wages of idleness with those funds which the frugality of his forefathers had, as it were, consecrated to the maintenance of industry.
Mrs. Micawber shook her head, and dropped a pious tear upon the twin who happened to be in hand.
On his return from the Vatican, Franz carefully avoided the Corso; he brought away with him a treasure of pious thoughts, to which the mad gayety of the maskers would have been profanation.
Reigns of Louis the Pious and Charles the Bald.
Since the advent of printing, the sale of reproductions of pious works has been a major element of popular Christian culture.
The Babula Tank was built near Grant Medical College and the Mumbadevi Tank was constructed by a pious woman named Putlibai.
The Lombard crown passed on to his illegitimate son Bernard, but the empire went to Pepin's younger brother Louis the Pious.
The original text, derived from the "Dies irae" sequence, is as follows: "Pie" is the vocative of the word "pius" ("pious", "dutiful to one's parent or God").
The pious purpose of converting them to Christianity sanctified the injustice of the project.
The sea-vultures all in pious mourning, the air-sharks all punctiliously in black or speckled.
They were a deeply pious society, with an extreme religious focus not only as a community but also on an individual basis.
Thus the most religious of emperors came of the blood of the most pious of early kings.
Who ever heard of two pious whale-ships cruising after one missing whale-boat in the height of the whaling season?
Wysoka/Wissek was the centre of a significant territory of property that Nicholas Łódź ("Mikołaja Łodzi") gave to Boleslaw the Pious ("Bolesława Pobożnego").
``I must visit him,''he said,``and obtain some pious grant from him.''
``Then,''said Albert,``this pious pilgrimage in behalf of the prisoners was your first remembrance; what is the next?''
``Yes; I also have a pious visit to pay.''
More Vocab Words::: blasphemy - irreverence; sacrilege; cursing; bad language about God or holy things; V. blasphem; ADJ. blasphemous; CF. sacrilege
::: frugality - thrift; economy; ADJ. frugal: practicing economy; costing little; inexpensive
::: expertise - specialized knowledge (in a particular field); expert skill
::: sheaf - bundle of stalks of grain; any bundle of things tied together
::: orifice - mouthlike opening; small opening (esp. to a cavern or passage of the body); CF. mouth
::: wispy - thin; slight; barely discernible
::: compound - combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex
::: spontaneity - lack of premeditation; naturalness; freedom from constraint; ADJ. spontaneous: self-generated; unpremeditated; happening without being planned
::: arbiter - person with power to decide a matter in dispute; judge who is in a position ot make influential judgments; Ex. supreme arbiter of fashion in beachware
::: synchronous - similarly timed; simultaneous with; occurring at the same time; V. synchronize