strait-laced[ streyt-leyst ]SEE DEFINITION OF strait-laced
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His strait-laced notions might revolt at races and betting-rings.
Why, Parson, old man, you mustn't be too strait-laced out here.
Some people thought her old fashioned, strait-laced, prudish.
No one, I tell you, not even the most strait-laced or censorious.
The ladies were not too strait-laced; dull care was banished.
Old Mr. Cayley, though not the least strait-laced, was a religious man.
Ask Johnny Ludlow there whether he is strait-laced or not; he knows.
And for this he must not be thought narrow-minded, strait-laced, or unduly dignified.
In strait-laced ways and to all demure modesty, Eliza was reared.
Strait-laced women were even found to say that she had expiated her sins.