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How to use strait-laced in a sentence
Albert took the throne in July 2005 after the death of his strait-laced father, Prince Rainier.
There was in society, though it was not strait-laced or puritanical, a general standard of "good form."The English Novel | George Saintsbury
I have asked two gentlemen to dinner; that will be livelier, not so strait-laced; we can laugh and enjoy ourselves.San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams | Charles Paul de Kock
He had taken the pledge from Father Mathew before he left Ireland, and had kept it faithfully; but he was not strait-laced.The Book of the Bush | George Dunderdale
Mr Taylor's 'solicitous and premeditated formalism' of poetical doctrine is, it must be confessed, a little too strait-laced.Chambers' Edinburgh Journal | Various
She stopped on the path outside the decorous strait-laced houses and put her cool gloved hand up to her burning cheek.The Cathedral | Sir Hugh Walpole
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