The word Pious is to be taken in the sense of the Latin pia, i.e., devoted or dedicated to God.
One corner was sucked up by a sculpture entitled The Pious Enigma Goes Shopping, which featured an enthroned commercial hair dryer with colored, blinking, musical lights in the lid.
I just picked up a book entitled My Pious friends and Drunken Companions and Mor
In 1614 Paul V confided to the congregation the care of the so-called Pious Schools.
Louis the Pious was the patron of the Irish geographer Dicuil, Lothair II stood in a similar relation to the Irish poet and Scribe Sedulius, founder of the school at LiÃ¨ge, and Charles the Bald equalled his grandfather in his affectionate esteem for the Irish teachers.