Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MRS GRUNDY

It is but a hearty laugh at our expense, and Mrs Grundy is content.

There is no monarchy so absolute as the Mrs Grundy of a country town.

They worshipped the god of convention, and its priestess Mrs Grundy.

And that ally gone, our poor dear old Mrs Grundy will at once capitulate.

It will readily be noted that most of these name-proverbs are obsolete, but one of them, "What will Mrs Grundy say?"

She wants me to tell my own tale to my old friend, Mrs Grundy: so I go with them.

You know, Mrs Grundy, that you always said he would turn out well.

Nobody need know: and you are not the sort of girl to think of Mrs Grundy.