Definition: devout; religious; N. piety
Definition: devout; religious; N. piety
Sentences Containing 'pious'
It is the pious slave breeder devoting the proceeds of every tenth slave to buy a Sunday's liberty for the rest.
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.
``Then,''said Albert,``this pious pilgrimage in behalf of the prisoners was your first remembrance; what is the next?''
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.
``I must visit him,''he said,``and obtain some pious grant from him.''
``Yes; I also have a pious visit to pay.''
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.
It seems, however, to have been rather a pious exhortation, than a law to which exact obedience was required from the faithful.
The pious purpose of converting them to Christianity sanctified the injustice of the project.
Thus the most religious of emperors came of the blood of the most pious of early kings.
AEneas was not in truth and earnest so pious as Virgil represents him, nor Ulysses so wise as Homer describes him."
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.
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.
Mrs. Micawber shook her head, and dropped a pious tear upon the twin who happened to be in hand.
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.
For a pious man, especially for a Quaker, he was certainly rather hard-hearted, to say the least.
"Pious harpooneers never make good voyagers--it takes the shark out of 'em; no harpooneer is worth a straw who aint pretty sharkish.
"He's a lively chief mate, that; good man, and a pious; but all alive now, I must turn to."
The sea-vultures all in pious mourning, the air-sharks all punctiliously in black or speckled.
Who ever heard of two pious whale-ships cruising after one missing whale-boat in the height of the whaling season?
Every chapter of the Mahavamsa ends by stating that it is written for the "serene joy of the pious".
Reigns of Louis the Pious and Charles the Bald.
It may be, however, that Zeus was actually deceived and Hesiod was putting a pious gloss on the story.
The Babula Tank was built near Grant Medical College and the Mumbadevi Tank was constructed by a pious woman named Putlibai.
During each month as a man, Ila turned to pious ways and performed austerities under the guidance of Budha.
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.
Because of his delicate health, his pious mother had him confirmed at the tender age of one and a half years.
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").
During this voyage, a mighty storm assails the ship, perhaps as punishment to the faithless sailors who have mocked the pious saint.
Arwa was designated a "hujjah" (a holy, pious lady), the highest rank in the Yemeni Dawat, by al-Mustansir in 1084 CE.
He led a pious life in spite of the available princely grandeur.
After her marriage, it is mentioned that she was very pious and spent most of her time engrossed in prayer.
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.
Since the advent of printing, the sale of reproductions of pious works has been a major element of popular Christian culture.
"Do not live in the neighborhood of an ignorant man who is pious" (ib.).
Her works are sincere, emanating an almost pious hope that people would again come together.
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.
At this time, a division occurred in the Frankish Empire and Louis the Pious was removed from the throne by his son.
As a result, Louis the Pious quickly took back Dorestad and exiled his son to Italy.
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.
Li Heng, however, avoided consequences, as Emperor Xuanzong believed him to be filially pious.
They were a deeply pious society, with an extreme religious focus not only as a community but also on an individual basis.
Apparently, Jones' religious convictions did not protect him from the greed enjoyed by so many of the less pious Indian agents.
His reign was marked by Danish raids on the Franco-German empire of Louis the Pious, son and successor of Charlemagne.
His mother's "Liber Manualis" mentions that he was born at Uzès in the year following the death of Louis the Pious.
The Lombard crown passed on to his illegitimate son Bernard, but the empire went to Pepin's younger brother Louis the Pious.
Wysoka/Wissek was the centre of a significant territory of property that Nicholas Łódź ("Mikołaja Łodzi") gave to Boleslaw the Pious ("Bolesława Pobożnego").
He described the society as very harmonious and pious, and described how they made a living from fishing cod and some agriculture.
Hedwig was described as a pious and humble, with preference for domestic activities.
At the same time, the pious legacies, such as perpetual masses, were abolished by the state, underscoring the financial crisis of the time.
More Vocab Wordsbountiful - generous; graciously generous; showing bounty
annul - make void
dumbfound - (dumfound) astonish (making dumb); ADJ. dumbfounded, dumfounded, dumbstruck
bizarre - fantastic; violently contrasting; noticeably odd; strikingly unconventional
pellucid - transparent; limpid(crystal clear); clear in meaning; easy to understand
cavalcade - procession of riders or horse-drawn carriages; parade; CF. cavalry
ballast - heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast
decree - authoritative order; edict; judgment of a court of law; V: order or judge by decree
unimpeachable - that cannot be impeached; beyond doubt or question; blameless and exemplary
effective - effectual; producing a strong response; striking; in operation; in effect; Ex. effective speech/photograph