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adjective as in dedicated, religious

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They also carry semi-automatic rifles like AR-15s and AK-47s, fashioning their guns like pious medieval knights would a sword.

West also coaxes pious verses out of colleagues, including Jay Electronica, Jadakiss, and Roddy Ricch.

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After the past year, moms know for a fact that we’re all vulnerable and that our behaviors are shaped not just by our personal choices and pious parenting philosophies, but also by forces well beyond our individual control.

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The future president adored his pious mother, who encouraged his early stage performances.

They were beautiful, light-skinned, polite and pious Christians — just the sort of formerly enslaved they liked to showcase in anti-slavery events.

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.

I had dated non-Jews before, but none went so far as to decorate their home with such blatantly pious trinkets.

He was learned, benevolent and pious, and author of several religious works.

It is by my order that the Turks are being left a free hand to carry out this pious duty.

The minister of his village is at his bedside, preparing him by pious exhortations for the great journey.

In all cases there is a stairway, often long and steep, crumbling with time and worn with the feet of pious generations.

If he takes a pious subject, it is to show you in what a fine way he, Peter Paul Rubens, can treat it.


On this page you'll find 56 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pious, such as: born-again, devout, righteous, saintly, sanctimonious, and clerical.

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