in a way that is related to or concerned with religion: We believe matters of faith should be handled by religiously educated staff.
faithfully, sincerely, and with pious devotion:The tribe religiously observes the rite of ancestral veneration as an integral part of their cultural heritage.
with scrupulous or conscientious regularity or diligence:Initially I took composting very seriously; I made a perfectly square pair of bins for composting and turned my piles religiously.
habitually or without fail:Religiously, every Saturday night, I recorded my favorite comedy show on BBC Radio.
- an·ti·re·li·gious·ly, adverb
- non·re·li·gious·ly, adverb
- o·ver·re·li·gious·ly, adverb
- pseu·do·re·li·gious·ly, adverb
- qua·si-re·li·gious·ly, adverb
- ul·tra·re·li·gious·ly, adverb
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How to use religiously in a sentence
Private schools in Montgomery include a wide range of institutions, including prep schools and religious schools.Montgomery County urges private schools to consider move to all-virtual learning | Donna St. George | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
Times when we obtain a deeper glimpse of Glenn’s character — such as how a deeply religious man felt dropping napalm on people during combat — are referenced from his memoirs.
Indoor capacity at restaurants, other businesses, gyms and religious organizations will be capped at 50 percent.Maryland’s coronavirus numbers are going up. Here’s what you need to know. | Erin Cox | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
Online DSS records show Little Lambs day care is exempt from licensing because it is a religious facility.After Virginia faulted a Christian day care for lack of masks, pastor told parents covid was a ‘hoax’ | Meagan Flynn, Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Michelle Boorstein | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
Gyasi’s ability to interrogate medical and religious issues in the context of America’s fraught racial environment makes her one of the most enlightening novelists writing today.
Congress is now 92 percent Christian, resembling more to a papal enclave than our religiously diverse nation.
Allowing religiously affiliated organizations to opt out of Obamacare, period.RFRA Madness: What’s Next for Anti-Democratic ‘Religious Exemptions’ | Jay Michaelson | November 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Of course, the study makes a point of separating the religiously conservative from the politically conservative.Christian Right-Wingers Love Porn: New Studies Suggest the Bible Belt Has A Kinky Side | Aurora Snow | October 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But my sister and her husband have very specific series that they really watch religiously.Joan Allen on ‘The Killing’ Finale and That Mother of a Twist | Kevin Fallon | August 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It gets even more complicated on “Level 3,” religiously affiliated organizations.
This had been the programme which Mrs. Pontellier had religiously followed since her marriage, six years before.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
He was a bachelor and had all the vices which, however, he religiously concealed.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
The present owner, whose hospitality is proverbial in the neighbourhood, has religiously preserved the room intact.Friend Mac Donald | Max O'Rell
The outside machinery for mentally and religiously improving the district is very extensive and varied.Our Churches and Chapels | Atticus
He forgot one or two of the formalities which were religiously observed at that solitary table.With Edged Tools | Henry Seton Merriman