The face was eyeless and sour-favoured and devout, shot with pink tinges of suffocated anger.
The forms of the community emerged from the gust-blown vestments, the dean of studies, the portly florid bursar with his cap of grey hair, the president, the little priest with feathery hair who wrote devout verses, the squat peasant form of the professor of economics, the tall form of the young professor of mental science discussing on the landing a case of conscience with his class like a giraffe cropping high leafage among a herd of antelopes, the grave troubled prefect of the…
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How can they devoutly believe everything they hear in church and then say the things they do and listen to the things they hear without throwing up?
Harper Lee -- Go Set a Watchman
Yetta knew it wouldn’t be long before devout Jews—her father, Rahel’s husband—would begin the havdalah prayers, dividing the sacredness of the Sabbath from ordinary, everyday life.