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  • They are very good men, the monks, very pious men.
  • "God have mercy on his soul," said my aunt piously.
  • She was an old garrulous woman, a pawnbroker’s widow, who collected used stamps for some pious purpose.
  • Not for a pious chap like you, Tommy.
  • He was sober, thrifty and pious; he went to the altar every first Friday, sometimes with her, oftener by himself.
  • Mr. Power turned to Mrs. Kernan and said with abrupt joviality: "Well, Mrs. Kernan, we’re going to make your man here a good holy pious and God-fearing Roman Catholic."

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  • The cartoon with a drawing of Muhammad outraged many pious Muslims.
  • Her piety required her to help her neighbors who were in need.

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