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noun as in puritanism

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And we are slowly calling into question our cultural prudishness about sex.

It was not prudishness, for she now spoke of "the Wilcox ideal" with laughter, and even with a growing brutality.

He held what he called his prudishness in contempt, but he respected an element in him which he would have termed "grit."

Madame des Aubels lowered her eyes, and sipped her tea, for her prudishness was not quite vanquished.

I can forgive you for wearing crinoline, but I can not forgive you for prudishness.

But under all circumstances she ever displayed a sort of tempted prudishness.


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