Origin of pious
Examples from the Web for piously
In a typical sally, Nixon piously intoned, “I know what it means to be poor.”Hey, Mitt, You Can Be Rich and Win the Election, Just Not Richie Rich|Robert Shrum|July 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
"Heaven send us news of those little fellows soon," said Archer piously.Tonio, Son of the Sierras|Charles King
"You should commend yourself to God," said Mr. Gupperduck piously.Adventures of Bindle|Herbert George Jenkins
As Christians, piously endeavoring to enforce the will of God, and carry out the principles of Christianity?