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religious or highly moral
  • Something far away from a puny and pious life!
    Book 11 — A Song of Joys (38% in)
pious = behaving in a highly moral or religious manner
  •   Piety and conformity to them that like,
      Peace, obesity, allegiance, to them that like,
      I am he who tauntingly compels men, women, nations,
      Crying, Leap from your seats and contend for your lives!
    Book 23 — By Blue Ontario's Shore.... (8% in)
  • piety = highly religious and moral behavior
  • I swear I will stand by my own nativity, pious or impious so be it;
    Book 23 — By Blue Ontario's Shore.... (80% in)
  • pious = highly moral
  •   Gigantic, visionary, thyself a visionary,
      With majestic limbs and pious beaming eyes,
      Spreading around with every look of thine a golden world,
      Enhuing it with gorgeous hues.
    Book 26 — Passage to India (61% in)
  • pious = appearing highly moral
  •   The known leaders and inventors and the rich owners and pious and distinguish'd may be well,
      But there is more account than that, there is strict account of all.
    Book 29 — To Think of Time (77% in)
pious = highly moral or religious
There are no more uses of "pious" in Leaves of Grass.

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