[ UK /ɪmpˈa‍ɪ‍əti/ ]
  1. unrighteousness by virtue of lacking respect for a god
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How To Use impiety In A Sentence

  • He could not bear that judgment so unjust should go forth against us, and, moved with indignation, he asked leave to defend his brethren, and to prove that there was in them no kind of irreligion or impiety. The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03
  • Though human life was not regarded as sacred in antiquity, the Greeks judged murder to be an act of impiety, since it offended the gods and caused miasma or pollution.
  • Traditionally, of course, pluralism in religious matters was deemed a sign of impiety and indifference to God's truth.
  • Now, to determine the day and year of this inevitable time, is not only convincible and statute madness, but also manifest impiety. Religio Medici
  • We are to renounce impiety and worldly passions.
  • While some ancient sources claim that these positions led to his having been tried for impiety in Athens and his books burned, these stories may well have been later legends.
  • Work itself, not to mention hard work, is now shunned as radically as the appearance of impiety was, once upon a time.
  • It seems this one single use left such an indelible sacredness upon them, that neither the villainy of the persons, nor the impiety of the design, could be a sufficient reason to unhallow and degrade them to the same common use that other vessels may be applied to. Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. I.
  • Rome would continue to anathematize the French Revolution as the origin of modern impiety and anti-clericalism, a change happily accepted by all those who gloried in these attitudes.
  • Furthermore, religious freedom was so clearly subordinated to the notion of impiety and later of heresy as to require special treatment. Dictionary of the History of Ideas
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