Origin of pious
Examples from the Web for pious
Yet for a pious Muslim believer, the experience of those states was bad to the point of being catastrophic.
There was lot of promiscuity in my family, but everyone was pretending that they were pious and perfect.
And then, using the language of the pious against them, he declares, “We know that God is on our side.”
How can the pious candidate pivot when polls show voters shifting away from religion?
But there's more to public touchiness over last week's sketch than just pious indignation.
In the 12th century the same gospels were again copied by pious hands into the Kentish dialect of the period.
I know his fame as a pious teacher and a learned man, well beloved of his people.Standish of Standish|Jane G. Austin
But immediately after making this pious pact they began to distribute among themselves the spoils of war.The Jesuits, 1534-1921|Thomas J. Campbell
People who can't be witty exert themselves to be pious and affectionate.
In the next room Miriam's lips were moving in pious testimony.The Fortieth Door|Mary Hastings Bradley
Word Origin for pious
mid-15c., from Latin pius "dutiful, devout, conscientious, religious; faithful to kindred; inspired by friendship, prompted by natural affections," perhaps [Klein] related to Latin purus "pure, clean" (see pure). Often coupled with fraud (n.) from at least 1630s. Related: Piously; piousness.