Ironically, the groups were founded to promote religious study and piety. The Sun (2006)We can't love him with just our personal piety or prayer. Christianity Today (2000)The idea that the colour and exuberance of the churches added something to devotion or piety faded'. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)Its evangelicalism encouraged personal piety but not social reform and gave only limited attention to building the kind of personal character that made for commercial success. America Past and Present (1995)Under the doctrine of religious liberty, an exceptionally wide sphere of personal piety and voluntary social action was left to the churches. Sociology and Religion: A Collection of Readings (1995)There is hope to be had in the clear evidence that the observance of the convert can take the form of personal piety rather than politicised religion. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A mix of incomplete memories, of sublime glamour tinged with nostalgia and some religious piety thrown in for good luck. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But wearing a hair shirt was not considered masochistic in the 16th century, nor was personal piety at odds with public prestige. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It seems more plausible to suggest, as this volume does, that religious piety provided access to power for ambitious members of the oppressed gender. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)
较常使用。在柯林斯辞典中， piety 是1万个最常用词之一。
英式英语: piety NOUN
Piety is strong religious belief, or behaviour that is religious or morally correct.
Known for her piety, she would walk miles to attend communion services in the neighbouring villages.
piety 的定义—— 柯林斯 英语词典
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