Definition of 'pieties'
Example sentences containing 'pieties'
I said prayers to Nurse, having rescinded to my mother the elaborate pieties she knew I had enunciated to my father.A ROOMFUL OF BIRDS - SCOTTISH SHORT STORIES 1990 (2001)
Under the veneer of small town pieties lay a self-made mind, capable of a willfulness and a waywardness Rachel hoped she had inherited.GALILEE (2001)
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