Pious

  • Pious – adjective -deeply religious; devoted to a particular religion; falsely appearing to be good or moral via merriam-webster.com
  • Encountered in the short story “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne,  paragraph forty-seven.
  • “Once the listener fancied that he could distinguish the accents of t owns – people of his own, men and women, both pious and ungodly, many of whom he had met at the communion table, and had seen others rioting at the tavern.” – Narrator

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