Examples of puritanical in a Sentence
some of the state laws concerning sexual behavior are vestiges of a more puritanical time and are rarely, if ever, enforced
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Puritanical enough to turn heads, the show’s minimalist fashions, designed by Ane Crabtree, pack a punch with their saturated hues; but what's most striking is the clothing’s inherently oppressive, gender-dividing nature.
The commitment has been relatively small given Indonesia’s vast size, but influential in spreading a puritanical, Salafist way of thinking and an atmosphere of intolerance.
America's post-party Puritanical purges have always lasted longer than its hedonistic binges.
When The Handmaid’s Tale was first published, the Republic of Gilead dictatorship could be read as a cautionary tale about the rise of Christian right, grounded on the foundations of America’s puritanical past.
More puritanical editors, priggishly insulated from the world outside, had nothing of Alexander’s verve and excitement, and their journals reflected it.
To be against violence, frightened of fanaticism, acutely conscious of the customary nature of our most devout attachments—without this foundation in realism, political action always pivots toward puritanical self-righteousness.
A government officer with just a shade less puritanical integrity than Meigs could have made a mint for himself and his cronies, with the needs of the soldiers in the field coming a distant second.
Furthermore, TV writers, especially those in mostly censor-free premium cable and streaming TV, are undoubtedly eager to push the envelope of frank realism in a less puritanical era.
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Definition of puritanical for English Language Learners
: very strict especially concerning morals and religion
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