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How to use Pecksniffian in a sentence

Of course, one should be cautious here, so as not to seem merely puritanical or Pecksniffian.
LITERATURE IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLPORTER LANDER MACCLINTOCK
He was, after a fashion, a Pecksniffian man, this Henry Ham.
THE SEA BRIDEBEN AMES WILLIAMS
He posed as the Pecksniffian leader of Reform and the reform he advocated always meant the lash for the man who toils.
THE FALL OF A NATIONTHOMAS DIXON
At all events, Philadelphia is the most pecksniffian of American cities, and thus probably leads the world.
THE AMERICAN LANGUAGEHENRY L. MENCKEN
Piety was certainly hers, in a Pecksniffian sense, but the commercial instinct leavened the loaf.
WANTED: A COOKALAN DALE
But there is something quite pestilently Pecksniffian about shrinking from a hard task on the plea that it is not hard enough.
A CHESTERTON CALENDARG. K. CHESTERTON
And even when I come to feel a final incompatibility of temper, Pecksniff was not so Pecksniffian as he has since become.
UTOPIA OF USURERS AND OTHER ESSAYSGILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON
I considered for a while, and then with a Pecksniffian air of benignant charity offered him "two dollar!"
THE INDIANS OF THE PAINTED DESERT REGIONGEORGE WHARTON JAMES
The conclusion was couched in that vein of Pecksniffian benevolence of which we hear so much in life.
FROM SAIL TO STEAM, RECOLLECTIONS OF NAVAL LIFECAPTAIN A. T. MAHAN
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