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used in Oliver Twist

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religious or highly moral
  • Mr. Bumble raised his eyes piously to the ceiling in thankfulness
    Chapter 27 — Atones for the Unpoliteness of a Former Chapter; Which.... (35% in)
piously = in a religious manner
  • 'Dear, dear!' ejaculated Mrs. Sowerberry, piously raising her eyes to the kitchen ceiling: 'this comes of being liberal!'
    Chapter 7 — Oliver Continues Refactory (44% in)
piously = in a highly religious or moral manner
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