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Piety, duty and reverence to those who are entitled to it: “if to fight for king and commonweal were piety in thine, it is in these,” Tit. I, 115. “O cruel, irreligious p.” Tit. I, 115 “p. and fear, religion to the gods,” Tim. IV, 1, 15. Used with some latitude, == virtue in general: “while she, the picture of pure p., like a white hind under the gripe's sharp claws,” Lucr. 542. “how his p. does my deeds make the blacker,” Wint. III, 2, 172. “bungle up damnation with forms being fetched from glistering semblances of p.” H5 II, 2, 117. Misapplied by Dogberry in Ado IV, 2, 81.
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