Come off it, you pious fraud!
Hunt believed the fire to be a pious fraud which brought Christianity into disrepute.
They had been a pious fraud, a device to stimulate Tappy into a state where the Imago would manifest itself.
The people accepted the pious fraud with the maddest enthusiasm, and Brigham's power was sealed and secured for all time.
Historians generally regard these legends as "pious fraud" produced during the Middle Ages.
As a prophet, Poor Richard Saunders is a pious fraud.
He blames "the Roman church" for many abuses in the world and accuses it of "pious frauds".
Philip has wisely taken my advice, and employed pious fraud.
If the intention is to create "proof" for religious history, it is pious fraud.
He called the retraction story a "pious fraud."