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bluenose

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a person who is greatly concerned with seemly behavior and morality especially regarding sexual matters
  • the editorial lambasts those bluenoses who feel they have the moral authority to dictate how other people should conduct themselves in private

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“Bluenose.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bluenose. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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