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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PIETY

The Phoenicians who were not interested in piety succeeded where the others had failed.

After all their piety was aimless and of no utility to humanity.

Devote, then, ye mothers of Israel, devote your babes to piety and God!

All their abilities should scent of piety and the fear of God.

If we imitate Lydia in diligence, let us not forget to imitate her in piety.

The rest of his life was occupied in study, in self-improvement, in piety, and in good deeds.

I have heard of him,' said I. 'A man, I believe, both of parts and of piety.'

She was ready to charge the immortals with conspiring against her, had not her piety forbad it.

On the 14th she died, with much courage, consciousness, and piety.

Ye will not dare to thank Him when I have done, Mr. Wilder, for all your piety.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c. (late 12c. as a surname), "mercy, tenderness, pity," from Old French piete "piety, faith; pity, compassion" (12c.), from Latin pietatem (nominative pietas) "dutiful conduct, sense of duty; religiousness, piety; loyalty, patriotism; faithfulness to natural ties," in Late Latin "gentleness, kindness, pity;" from pius "kind" (see pious). Meaning "piousness" attested in English from c.1600. Also see pity (n.).

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