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pyoo ruh tuhn

  • n  a member of a group of English Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries thought that the Protestant Reformation under Elizabeth was incomplete and advocated the simplification and regulation of forms of worship
  • n  someone who adheres to strict religious principles; someone opposed to sensual pleasures
  • n  a person excessively concerned about propriety and decorum

  • Does the ancient puritan connection between virtue and boredom still run beneath the glitzy, pleasure-roiled surface of American .
  • Among their problems, Bindrim believes, were sexual difficulties resulting from puritan teachings that nudity is shameful.
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  • Penn family to lead July 4th parade
    A family will be honored by serving as grand marshal of the Town of Barnstable July 4 th parade this year. Naming the Penn family, who own Puritan Cape Cod, is in keeping with the parade’s theme of “Main Street, USA,” town Arts and Culture Coordinator Melissa Hersh said in a news release.
    June 14, 2013 - The Barnstable Patriot
  • Puritan Awarded New European Patents for PurFlock® Ultra and HydraFlock® Swab Specimen Collection Devices
    Puritan Medical Products, North America’s largest manufacturer of single-use specimen collection devices, announced today that it has been granted two new European patents for its
    June 12, 2013 - Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  • Sarah Vowell in San Francisco Chronicle
    Puritan lives were overwhelmingly, fantastically literary,writes Vowell, bringing home her title. "The country that became the US bears a closer family resemblance to the devil-may-care merchants of New Amsterdam than it does Boston's...
  • Gordon Brown in Mirror.co.uk
    Gordon Brown quotes Mark Twain to describe his arrival at uni as a son of the manse: "This was no place for a puritan - and I did not long remain one."
  • Dr Robert Rey in The Age
    The extra skin women could hide before is now totally visible,Dr Rey said. "Prior to the sexual revolution, sex was very puritan, in the dark, and in 15 minutes it was over. Now, after two hours we're just getting started and it's done...

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