piety

Part of speech: noun

Love and service of God; religious devoutness and faithfulness.

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Usage examples "piety":

  1. With a sigh of relief, and a hasty thanksgiving to her patron saint, she at once began to praise the virtue and piety of the servant as well as his lord; but Eva again interrupted, and asked what Sir Heinz Schorlin desired. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  2. Under sentence of death the prisoner behaved with great piety and resignation. - "Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences", Arthur L. Hayward.
  3. But she possessed what was better still- a single eye to her Master's glory, a truly humble mind, and genuine piety. - "The English Church in the Eighteenth Century", Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton.