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Mrs. Grundy

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a person who is greatly concerned with seemly behavior and morality especially regarding sexual matters
  • the librarian pointed out that many of the books that contain material that was once offensive to the Mrs. Grundys of the world are now revered as literary classics

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“Mrs. Grundy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/Mrs.%20Grundy. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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