the editorial lambasts those bluenoses who feel they have the moral authority to dictate how other people should conduct themselves in private
Recent Examples on the WebBut unlike some of his fellow combatants, Mr. Leo was too funny a writer to come off as a complete bluenose.
New York Times, 11 May 2022 Bluenoses were bound to be pushed out of joint, so to speak, by a festival that was more Burning Man than County Fair.
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