piety

[p_ˈaɪə_t_ɪ], [pˈa͡ɪ͡ətɪ], [pˈa‍ɪ‍ətɪ]

Definitions of piety:

  1.   Which see. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   Reverence for the Deity, parents, & c.; pious conduct or character. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   The quality of being pious: reverence for the Deity, parents, friends, or country: sense of duty: dutiful conduct. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4.   A constant sense of dependence on the Supreme Being, attended with love and reverence of Him, and a disposition to know and obey His will; reverence of parents and obedience to them, with a constant effort to preserve their honour and promote their happiness- called also filial piety. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   The quality of being pious; veneration of the Supreme Being; affectionate reverence of parents or friends. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6.   The quality of being very religious; reverence for and duty towards God; goodness. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Quotes for piety:

  1. Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends. – Aristotle
  2. Religious persecution may shield itself under the guise of a mistaken and over -zealous piety – Edmund Burke
  3. Ancestor worship, or filial piety so characteristic of Asian cultures, for example, does not really resonate with Americans who favor children, not grandparents. – Alan Dundes
  4. In a society which is structured the wrong way, piety has no effect. – Friedrich Durrenmatt
  5. Oaths are the fossils of piety – George Santayana

Usage examples for piety:

  1. “ Elsie is certainly very different from any of the rest of us, and if it is piety that makes her what she is, I think piety is a very lovely thing." ” – Elsie Dinsmore by Martha Finley
  2. My grandmother, a woman of eminent piety was anxious that I should be carried out at once to the church, in order that I might there receive the rite of baptism. ” – Queens of the French Stage by H. Noel Williams
  3. That he might deserve so much good fortune, and under the inspiration of so many prosperous circumstances, he gave himself up to deep piety – A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume I. of VI. by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
  4. Master Dsong was King Dsi's most faithful pupil, renowned for his piety – The Chinese Fairy Book by Various
  5. The mass of the people have not the slightest notion of goodness, as we count piety and lying is not considered wrong. ” – Through Five Republics on Horseback by G. Whitfield Ray
  6. His piety made him widely revered. ” – A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees by Edwin Asa Dix
  7. After the crisis physical exhaustion disengaged the psychic elements of penitence, consideration and tender longing, which later became piety – Paul Verlaine by Stefan Zweig
  8. It shows how Burns could reverence the old national piety however little he may have been able to practise it. ” – Robert Burns by Principal Shairp
  9. Your principles are not taught you for the sake of exercises of piety nor attendance at religious duties. ” – Education: How Old The New by James J. Walsh
  10. Her genuine piety was well known. ” – Eugenie Grandet by Honore de Balzac

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