Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character or state of being religious, in any sense of that word.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality of being religious.
- n. piety by virtue of being devout
- n. the quality of being extremely conscientious
- religious + -ness (Wiktionary)
“Even his anti-religiousness is not quite what it seems.”
“Their religiousness is always to the front; ours is often only in our subconsciousness.”
“How much of the so-called religiousness of many Christians consists of these”
“Thinking that the decline of her religiousness was the cause of her lowness of spirits, she took counsel with her old confessor, the Jesuit Abbe de Premord, and even passed, with her husband's consent, some days in the retirement of the English convent.”
“When people with genetic "religiousness" digress from the religions that enhance reproduction (Catholicism for example) to those that don't (Socialism, for example), the evolutionary competitive advantage vanishes.”
“Well, the religious are not going to like this...another study suggesting that "religiousness" seems to have a genetic component that predisposes some towards it.”
“It is not to serve the flesh and the world, in a more reformed way, without any scandalous disgraceful sins, and with a certain kind of religiousness; but it is to change your master, and your works, and end, and to set your face the contrary way, and do all for the life that you never saw, and dedicate yourselves and all you have to God.”
“The plot gives a fleeting nod to Salim's religiousness which is 100\% not believable, doesn't belong and seems to be planted there just for the sake of explaining his last act.”
“And therefore everything that happens in the public sphere is based on a kind of religiousness, a kind of "faith" view of human flourishing, human nature, the ultimate sense of what reality is about.”
“But that there exists another kind of religiousness present; that there is in this church and perhaps beyond it, in the big black churches of the South, a quality of bliss that you don't find elsewhere; that there is, at the root, in the population of the faithful themselves, an intensity of piety that has nothing to do with what can be observed in the megachurches of the North — of that I am convinced.”
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