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pious
used in Treasure Island

5 uses
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Definition
religious or highly moral
  • I've thought it all out in this here lonely island, and I'm back on piety. ... I'm bound I'll be good, and I see the way to.
    Chapter 15 — The Man of the Island (44% in)
piety = highly moral behavior
  • "Now, for instance, you wouldn't think I had had a pious mother—to look at me?" he asked.
    Chapter 15 — The Man of the Island (39% in)
  • pious = highly religious and moral
  • "Ah, well," said he, "but I had—remarkable pious."
    Chapter 15 — The Man of the Island (40% in)
  • pious = highly religious and moral
  • And I was a civil, pious boy, and could rattle off my catechism that fast, as you couldn't tell one word from another.
    Chapter 15 — The Man of the Island (40% in)
  • pious = highly religious and moral
  • That's what it begun with, but it went further'n that; and so my mother told me, and predicked the whole, she did, the pious woman!
    Chapter 15 — The Man of the Island (43% in)
pious = highly religious and moral
There are no more uses of "pious" in Treasure Island.

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