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impious
used in The Mill on the Floss

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not pious; i.e., lacking reverence for a god
  • Both uncles and aunts saw that the ruin of Bessy and her family was as complete as they had ever foreboded it, and there was a general family sense that a judgment had fallen on Mr. Tulliver, which it would be an impiety to counteract by too much kindness.
    3.1 -- Book 3 Chapter 1 -- What Had Happened at Home (89% in)

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