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Sanctimoniousness   Listen

The quality of being hypocritically devout.  Synonym: sanctimony.

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"Sanctimoniousness" Quotes from Famous Books

... recommended that she read the Bible, but she could find nothing in it that brought her peace of mind. It seemed that she had a wound in her soul that would not heal. Long after she had abandoned Benjamin Dorn and his cheap sanctimoniousness, he imagined that she still loved him and looked up to him. She managed, however, to come into his presence only on the rarest occasions, and then she never spoke ...
— The Goose Man • Jacob Wassermann

... generally miss the force of these words through our Caucasian sanctimoniousness. We can think of God's Kingdom and righteousness only in the light of the pietistic. The minute they are mentioned we strike what I have already called our artificial pose, our funereal frame of mind. I am not flippant when I say that in the mind of the ...
— The Conquest of Fear • Basil King

Words linked to "Sanctimoniousness" :   sanctimonious, hypocrisy

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