Example sentences for: pious

How can you use “pious” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • One of the features of this style was the alliterating, punning phrase, often used as a headline--wasted wowsers vied with watery wowsers and indeed with weird and worried wowsers, and the exercise was often carried to extremes--witness collocations like pious, Puritanical, pragmatical, pulpit-pounding self-pursuers whom we call wowsers, or bald-headed, bad-breathed, bible-banging bummer, who ought to be banged with a bowser.

  • New York 's Walter Kirn dissents from the pack, complaining of McKibben's books in general--"his combination of arrogance and sincerity, narcissism and asceticism, is riveting and infuriating at once"--and of this book in specific--"The thesis is ancient and hard to argue with, though something in McKibben's pious manner may make one want to try."

  • A pious Muslim, puritanical in both clothes and personal tastes, he banished music from the court and burned the portraits of princes as breaches of the Islamic taboo on graven images.

  • The ardent, pious wife, taming the young prince, guiding him to his glorious destiny.

  • The black marble and brass of its monumental entrance hall impose a pious appreciation of Canada’s oldest banking institution.


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