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What does "the false, whispered pieties" mean?? Please.. In April Catherine's mother died of a heart attack. It was Catherine's first confrontation with death. Friends and neighbors filled the little apartment, offering their condolences, with the false, whispered pieties that tragedy invokes. What does "the false, whispered pieties" mean?? Please..
Jun 10, 2013 7:44 AM
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"Pieties" suggests they said things of a religious nature meant to be a comfort, such as "It was God's will," or "she's n a better place now." "False" could indicate either that the speakers are insincere, or that Catherine doesn't believe they're true.
June 10, 2013
false, whispered pieties = insincere condolences
June 10, 2013
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