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Others I’ve talked to blame the incident on the inexplicable prudish mindset of Gen-Z, pointing to the ongoing “No Kink at Pride” controversy.
OPINION | A QUEER SPACE DISRUPTEDBROCK THOMPSONJULY 2, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
You are not as prudish as that, and if you were, you know I have done it a hundred times; that would be too ridiculous, Dan!
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
Had her beautiful prudish rival possessed less virtue and more wit Lady Castlemaine's star would have set long before it did.
COURT BEAUTIES OF OLD WHITEHALLW. R. H. TROWBRIDGE
But if naturally prudish, La Belle Stuart made full use of the profit to be derived from such moral infirmity.
COURT BEAUTIES OF OLD WHITEHALLW. R. H. TROWBRIDGE
Indeed, he was always laughing at my mother and me for our prudish ways; and my not marrying was always a joke between us.
MEMOIRS OF AN AMERICAN PRIMA DONNACLARA LOUISE KELLOGG
It is not best to be "prudish," but it is right and necessary to be cautious and discreet.
BEADLE'S DIME BOOK OF PRACTICAL ETIQUETTE FOR LADIES AND GENTLEMENANONYMOUS
A poetic nemesis befalls the prudish mother, for the child surrenders all unwitting to the ardour of Melchior.
MODERNITIESHORACE BARNETT SAMUEL
It will be objected that we are only more prudish, no better at the bottom.
THE MORAL AND INTELLECTUAL DIVERSITY OF RACESARTHUR, COMTE DE GOBINEAU
A tiny bit of arid garden in front gave it a prudish air of withdrawing from the life and traffic of the thoroughfare.
LIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE, VOL. 22, NOVEMBER, 1878VARIOUS
While Miss Rawlins came with a prudish God forbid that virtue should be owing to education only!
CLARISSA, VOLUME 5 (OF 9)SAMUEL RICHARDSON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PRUDISH

  • Victorian
  • goody-goody
  • prig
  • prissy
  • prude
  • prudish
  • puritan
  • straight-laced
  • upright
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