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A deception intended to benefit those deceived, especially to strengthen religious belief.
- ‘Liberty of thinking, and of expressing our thoughts, is always fatal to priestly power, and to those pious frauds, on which it is commonly founded.’
- ‘Of these, some may have been the effect of imagination applied to natural markings in rock, while others may have been pious frauds.’
- ‘The staff's reaction made me suspicious in turn, since I have more than once found a wary attitude masking pious fraud.’
- ‘It is the social duty of the few to fabricate and defend these noble lies and pious frauds for the well-being of society.’
- ‘Some of these pious frauds go so far as to claim that evolution is false and not scientific.’
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