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?
British Dictionary definitions for piously
Word Origin for pious
Word Origin and History for piously
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.