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pious
used in In Cold Blood

3 uses
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Definition
religious or highly moral
  • a timid, pious, delicate girl named Bonnie Fox,
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (5% in)
pious = behaving in a highly moral or religious manner
  • However, Herb was handsome, he was pious, he was strong-willed, he wanted her-and she was in love.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (33% in)
  • pious = highly religious or moral
  • Even Perry, though he was contemptuous of any exhibition of piety, felt "upset" when he heard Willie-Jay sing "The Lord's Prayer"; the hymn's grave language sung in so credulous a spirit moved him, made him wonder a little at the justice of his contempt.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (56% in)
piety = religion
There are no more uses of "pious" in In Cold Blood.

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