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puritans

noun
plural of puritan

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a person who is greatly concerned with seemly behavior and morality especially regarding sexual matters
  • some of the town's puritans still maintain that sex education has no place in the schools

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“Puritans.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/puritans. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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