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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpuritanpu‧ri‧tan /ˈpjʊərətən $ ˈpjʊr-/ noun [countable]  1 STRICTsomeone with strict moral views who thinks that pleasure is unnecessary and wrong2 Puritanpuritan adjective the Puritan work ethic
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puritanIt might be heresy to say this in a modern world, but the Profitboss is a puritan.He was neither a hypocrite nor a puritan.Of course I was not - at least I told myself I was not - a puritan.She's hardly the type for an old puritan like you, Karelius.He remained a Scandinavian puritan, less humourous than Bergman, certainly more covert about sexuality generally.The playboy and the puritan made an odd couple, but they could use each other.
PuritanPuritanRRCa member of a Protestant religious group in the 16th and 17th centuries, who wanted to make religion simpler puritan
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