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Piety meaning

piety - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. Duty; dutifulness; filial reverence and devotion; affectionate reverence and service shown toward parents, relatives, benefactors, country, etc.
  2. 2. Reverence for the Deity, parents, & c.; pious conduct or character.

piety - examples of usage

  1. So large is the church, and in particular the church tower, in comparison with the little street of cottages which compose the village, that the traveler is apt to cast his mind back to the Middle Ages, as the only time when so much piety could have been kept alive. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. At any rate, I didn't get my piety from him to- day." - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  3. You inferred it from the quality of my piety? - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
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