- But I skip a Sunday service now and then; I make no claims to be especially pious; I have a church-rummage faith—the kind that needs . patching up every weekend.p. 4.4
- Gravesend Academy was founded in 1781 by the Rev. Emery Hurd, a follower of the original Wheelwright's original beliefs, a childless Puritan with an ability—according to Wall—for "Oration on the advantages of Learning and its happy Tendency to promote Virtue and Piety."p. 29.7
- In his waning years— ever watchful that Gravesend Academy devote itself to "pious and charitable purposes"—the Rev. Mr. Hurd was known to patrol Water Street in downtown Gravesend, looking for youthful offenders: specifically, young men who would not doff their hats to him, and young ladies who would not curtsy.p. 29.9
There are no more uses of "pious" in A Prayer for Owen Meany.
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