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pious
used in Wuthering Heights

3 uses
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Definition
behaving in a highly moral or religious manner

or less commonly:  behaving highly moral in a self-righteous or holier-than-thou manner
  • A Pious Discourse delivered by the Reverend Jabez Branderham, in the Chapel of Gimmerden Sough.'
    Chapter 3 (27% in)
  • 'The Lord help us!' he soliloquised in an undertone of peevish displeasure, while relieving me of my horse: looking, meantime, in my face so sourly that I charitably conjectured he must have need of divine aid to digest his dinner, and his pious ejaculation had no reference to my unexpected advent.
    Chapter 1 (20% in)
  • By his knack of sermonising and pious discoursing, he contrived to make a great impression on Mr. Earnshaw; and the more feeble the master became, the more influence he gained.
    Chapter 5 (26% in)

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