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pious
used in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

2 uses
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Definition
religious or highly moral
  • There were several books on a shelf; one lay beside the tea-things open, and Utterson was amazed to find it a copy of a pious work, for which Jekyll had several times expressed a great esteem, annotated, in his own hand, with startling blasphemies.
    p. 66.6
pious = religious or moral
  • Had I approached my discovery in a more noble spirit, had I risked the experiment while under the empire of generous or pious aspirations, all must have been otherwise, and from these agonies of death and birth, I had come forth an angel instead of a fiend.
    p. 89.1
pious = religious or moral
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