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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.”
Ironically, the old religious view made room for a not particularly pious variety of macho “justice”-seeking.Money and Guns: How We Escape Our Existential Dread|James Poulos|April 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I had dated non-Jews before, but none went so far as to decorate their home with such blatantly pious trinkets.Can a Jew Get Down With Hot Jesus from 'Son of God?'|Sara Lieberman|March 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was learned, benevolent and pious, and author of several religious works.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
It is by my order that the Turks are being left a free hand to carry out this pious duty.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
The minister of his village is at his bedside, preparing him by pious exhortations for the great journey.Friend Mac Donald|Max O'Rell
In all cases there is a stairway, often long and steep, crumbling with time and worn with the feet of pious generations.The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow
If he takes a pious subject, it is to show you in what a fine way he, Peter Paul Rubens, can treat it.Little Travels and Roadside Sketches|William Makepeace Thackeray