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synonyms for puritanism

  • prudishness
  • strictness
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How to use puritanism in a sentence

Some blathering parsons say that this blessed Mission is teaching men to talk cant and Puritanism.
THE CHEQUERSJAMES RUNCIMAN
Quite "continental," you perceive; and a long way from the Puritanism of our ancestors!
THE BOOK OF LIFE: VOL. I MIND AND BODY; VOL. II LOVE AND SOCIETYUPTON SINCLAIR
The American plutocracy has developed upon a superstructure of Puritanism, and therefore, in America, hypocrisy is necessary.
THE BOOK OF LIFE: VOL. I MIND AND BODY; VOL. II LOVE AND SOCIETYUPTON SINCLAIR
At its close the University was a hot-bed of Puritanism, where the fiercest tenets of Calvin reigned supreme.
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLEJOHN RICHARD GREEN
The accession of the young Queen heralded one of those moods of puritanism which are chronic with English society.
THE ENGLISH STAGEAUGUSTIN FILON
Puritanism was intense enough in England; in the New World it was yet more so.
SPEECHES, ADDRESSES, AND OCCASIONAL SERMONS, VOLUME 2 (OF 3)THEODORE PARKER
The County of Northampton was distinguished as one of the strongholds of Puritanism.
MEMORIALS OF THE INDEPENDENT CHURCHES IN NORTHAMPTONSHIRETHOMAS COLEMAN
This book was immediately suppressed by order of Archbishop Whitgift, possibly because it was supposed to savour of Puritanism.
MINOR POEMS OF MICHAEL DRAYTONMICHAEL DRAYTON
Then would have arisen, like the shade of departed Puritanism, the venerable dignity of the white-bearded Governor Bradstreet.
GRANDFATHER'S CHAIRNATHANIEL HAWTHORNE
He was the child of Puritanism, and she of Balzac's moral philosophy.
MISS RAVENEL'S CONVERSION FROM SECESSION TO LOYALTYJ. W. DE FOREST
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WORDS RELATED TO PURITANISM

  • abstemiousness
  • asceticism
  • chasteness
  • chastity
  • continence
  • determination
  • economy
  • prudence
  • puritanism
  • self-denial
  • self-discipline
  • sobriety
  • stoicism
  • strictness
  • temperance
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