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  • proper
  • strict
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A Puritan minister incited fury by pushing inoculation against a smallpox epidemicCritics argued it was playing God, and it was banned in several colonies.
MANDATORY IMMUNIZATION FOR THE MILITARY: AS AMERICAN AS GEORGE WASHINGTONGILLIAN BROCKELLAUGUST 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Onesimus, an enslaved man in Boston, taught the procedure to Puritan minister Cotton Mather, who in turn urged doctors to inoculate the public during a 1721 smallpox outbreak.
VACCINE HESITANCY IS NOTHING NEW. HERE’S THE DAMAGE IT’S DONE OVER CENTURIESTARA HAELLEMAY 11, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
A Puritan minister incited fury by pushing inoculation against a smallpox epidemicAcross the Charles River in Boston, where the smallpox outbreak had begun, the board of health chairman wasn’t so mild.
SMALLPOX ‘VIRUS SQUADS’ AND THE MANDATORY VACCINATIONS UPHELD BY THE SUPREME COURTGILLIAN BROCKELLAPRIL 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Pipes continued to appear upon the stage until its abolition (in company with the Prayer Book) by the Puritan rulers.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
The Puritan Mission has civilised him and hundreds on hundreds more, and I wish the parsons had done just half as much.
THE CHEQUERSJAMES RUNCIMAN
The persecution under which Jonson suffered was due to the steady growth of Puritan principles.
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
The fires of the Puritan faction had smouldered out; those of the Jacobite frenzy had hardly had time to rekindle.
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
At this period the alchemist is represented by his descendant as a Puritan impregnated with the secret doctrine of Robert Fludd.
DEVIL-WORSHIP IN FRANCEARTHUR EDWARD WAITE
Such are the facts of the case itself, as related by the New England Puritan writers themselves.
THE LOYALISTS OF AMERICA AND THEIR TIMES, VOL. 1 OF 2EGERTON RYERSON
In the northern colonies the puritan element was strong, and the chief sources of wealth were commerce and farming.
THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND - VOL. X.WILLIAM HUNT
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WORDS RELATED TO PURITAN

  • chauvinists
  • diehards
  • doctrinaires
  • dogmatists
  • enthusiasts
  • extremists
  • fanatics
  • fiends
  • maniacs
  • monomaniacs
  • opinionated persons
  • partisans
  • persecutors
  • puritans
  • racists
  • sectarians
  • segregationists
  • sexists
  • sticklers
  • superpatriots
  • zealots
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