(1) Does it have anything other than a vain and pious hope that that could actually be achieved, or is the Government treating it in a cavalier fashion?(2) His answer to all these questions is the pious platitude, ├ö├ç├┐one standard of citizenship├ö├ç├û.(3) Second, in the pious and hypocritical words of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, ├ö├ç├┐we live in a country of laws where there can be severe consequences for those who break them.├ö├ç├û(4) However, Bosch was an orthodox Christian, a member of the Brotherhood of our Lady, a pious religious confraternity.(5) They harbour the pious hope that change is easier from within than from without.(6) I am referring to the word that means ├ö├ç├┐insincere talk, especially concerning morals; pious platitudes├ö├ç├û.(7) I am sure he and his comrades saw themselves as pious Muslims.(8) Well, it would be nice to think that the pious hopes expressed in the Speech from the Throne would result in real action.(9) Their slogan is ├ö├ç├┐there has to be a better way├ö├ç├û, but they cannot specify anything more than pious hopes.(10) Yet reality must be confronted, if reconciliation is to be more than a pious hope.(11) Somehow or other, by destiny, this sinner did perform a pious deed, and by that deed he became purified.(12) However, their recommendation so far remained a pious wish without suitable legislative support.(13) Proper behavior means to be loyal, filially pious respectful and trustworthy.(14) Yet it has evolved as the major challenge of our day, demanding responses beyond pious platitudes.(15) Children dress up as witches on Halloween, much to the dismay of certain pious Christians.(16) Despite pious hopes, it is unlikely that any national government will allow the UN to tax its citizens or that taxes, like books, will be destroyed by the Web.