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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - In a devout manner;

Usage examples (32)
  • Adjective : a pious deception. ,pious literature
  • What I do object to is the Democratic party’s hypocrisy in piously condemning lobbyists in public, while eagerly taking their money in private.
  • He also attacked the Government, saying President F W de Klerk who so "piously" scolded the ANC should first clean up his own backyard.
  • The BRC said that for the past decade it had helped rural communities resist policies introduced by the very party now "piously" taking up this call. for more
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