religiousness

Definitions

  • VALENCIA. Religious Procession
    VALENCIA. Religious Procession
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n religiousness piety by virtue of being devout
    • n religiousness the quality of being extremely conscientious "his care in observing the rules of good health amounted to a kind of religiousness"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Frame 1: A religious woman is presented a sporting magazine from 'Mr. Fox'. The caption says: “With Mr Fox's respects & many happy returns of the day” Frame 2: A hunter is presented a religious text from 'Mrs. Stork'. The caption says: “With Mrs Stork's kind regards and the compliments of the season” Frame 1: A religious woman is presented a sporting magazine from 'Mr. Fox'. The caption says: “With Mr Fox's respects...

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The biggest religious building in the world is a Hindu Temple, Angkor Wat, located in Cambodia. It was built at the end of the 11th century
    • n Religiousness The quality of being religious.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Thomas Jefferson had three achievements placed on his headstone at his request, "Here Was Buried Thomas Jefferson/Author Of The Declaration Of American Independence/Of The Statute Of Virginia For Religious Freedom/And Father Of The University of Virginia.? He never mentioned being President of the United States
    • n religiousness The character or state of being religious, in any sense of that word.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Israel, religious law forbids picking your nose on Sabbath
    • n Religiousness the state of being religious
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Quotations

  • Ingmar Bergman
    Ingmar Bergman
    “I hope I never get so old I get religious.”
  • Captain J. G. Stedman
    Captain J. G. Stedman
    “During the crusades all were religious mad, and now all are mad for want of it.”
  • Sir Alfred Jules Ayer
    Sir Alfred Jules Ayer
    “To say that authority, whether secular or religious, supplies no ground for morality is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.”
  • Thomas Paine
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    “I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy.”
  • Michel De Certeau
    Michel De Certeau
    “Political organizations have slowly substituted themselves for the Churches as the places for believing practices. Politics has once again become religious.”

Usage

In literature:

The religious reader may inquire, why I am so anxious to restrain, rather than to urge on, the exercise of religious influence in schools.
"The Teacher" by Jacob Abbott
Religiously I am a Jew, and religiously I am part and parcel of the Jewish people with whom my religious fortunes are intertwined.
"The Menorah Journal, Volume 1, 1915" by Various
She was eminently religious and benevolent.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
In this study it was discovered that very few of the teachers of religious education have chairs of Religious Education.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
And with religious change was certain to come religious revolt.
"History of the English People" by John Richard Green
The religious trait of the American Negro has often been the subject of favorable comment.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger
Many men would be religious if they knew where to begin; many would be more religious if they were sure where it would end.
"Natural Law in the Spiritual World" by Henry Drummond
Question as to the real religious influence of these deities.
"The Religious Experience of the Roman People" by W. Warde Fowler
Under the Abbasides the government came out frankly for religious absolutism.
"The New World of Islam" by Lothrop Stoddard
Religious revivals are carried on by suggestion.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
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In poetry:

-he told me beautiful stories
& had the most beautiful visions
He was a truly religious man
at the end
"Wilderness" by James Douglas Morrison
Who vice in all its pomp and power
Can treat with just neglect;
And piety, though clothed in rags,
Religiously respect.
"A Gentleman" by Horatius Bonar
'Tis the religious awe of love
Which prompts the sudden flight;
The pang endur'd, the off'ring made,
Again you bless my sight.
"To ------" by Charlotte Dacre
So people can't sleep,
So they go out where elms and oak trees keep
A kneeling vigil, in a religious hush.
The harvest moon has come!
"The Harvest Moon" by Ted Hughes
It's true, we cannot reach Christ's forti'th day;
Yet to go part of that religious way
Is better than to rest:
We cannot reach our Saviour's puritie;
Yet are we bid, "Be holy ev'n as he."
In both let's do our best.
"Lent" by George Herbert
I ain't what you call religious,--but I jest looked up to the sky,
And--this 'yer's to what I'm coming, and maybe ye think I lie:
But up away to the east'ard, yaller and big and far,
I saw of a suddent rising the singlerist kind of star.
"Cicely" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

Marketing Self-Storage Religiously Are You an Atheist, Agnostic or Believing Marketer.
CLEVELAND On Saturday, the city will host Albanian heads of state to help dedicate the addition of the Albanian community to the city's 36 ethnic and religious installations along the Cleveland Cultural Gardens.
Many of the university's religious student groups think so.
Naples Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally.
A wayward son of Rhode Island, I have always had religious convictions about chowder.
Brigid /Gate of Heaven Religious Education.
Neither France nor Iran should dictate religious garb.
It may be hard for an American to fathom – this idea that government would dictate a religious dress code.
Touring the Religious Freedom Byway in Southern Maryland.
An American foundation hands over centuries-old religious artworks.
Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist and Charles Dickens expert Jane Smiley answers a reader's question about Dickens' religious beliefs.
Public funding of religious schools, centers suggested.
Discussions with local religious leaders.
Rightly complain that no one goes to jail for religious attacks on them.
Two recent incidents, one involving riots and another involving Twitter, continued a global spate of censorship and defacement of art due to cultural and religious sensitivities.
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In science:

Curiously, whereas many religious persons are not CCS sufferers, many atheists are (one reason could well be that they grew in very religious families which implanted in their children’s minds strong impressions of the greatness and uniqueness of the human species)9 .
Brane Worlds, the Subanthropic Principle and the Undetectability Conjecture
Clustering is considering to be beneficial for mutual support and for the sustenance of cultural and religious activities.
Random Walks Estimate Land Value
Sophie is on good terms with some of the more serious students in the class, and in conversation with them has found out that the odd student is attempting to start a new naturalistic religious movement and refers to himself as a “shaman”.
Compression Rate Method for Empirical Science and Application to Computer Vision
Some people are almost religious about units. I’m not, as long as the use of units is consistent. I have chosen to use SI-units throughout the thesis.
Gamma-Ray Bursts, Collisionless Shocks and Synthetic Spectra
The danger of the three extremisms present in our time - relativist extremism, scientist extremism and its mirror-image, the religious extremism - is underlined.
The Latest on the Sokal Affair: Beyond Three Extremisms
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