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marked by excessive concern for propriety and good form

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They were lovers of individual liberty, to be sure, but not the political liberty of the Puritanical participatory idealism.
The book introduces readers to puritanical revolutionaries, Europeans devoted to Hindu philosophy, and visionary scientists who embraced Eastern ideas and worked to overthrow Western society's hunger for meat.
It was a puritanical movement which saw itself as uniquely possessing the truth of Islam: it was at war not just with the British but with all non-Mohammedans and, in fact, with the bulk of its fellow religionists.
Our community knows puritanical marginalization too well--we should realize that acceptance of watered-down queerness is not true equality.
Indeed, for all social conservatives' certainty that Hollywood is a hotbed of unchecked philandering, movies about cheating have pretty consistently reinforced a puritanical view of the sanctity of marriage.
He was a former architecture student striking a blow against modernism, the mid-20th-century style often characterized by geometric shapes, cold glass and steel, Louis Sullivan's minimalist principle that "form follows function" and Adolf Loos' more puritanical rule that "ornament is crime.
Messianism and puritanical reform; Mahdis of the Muslim west.
The impression I get is that we are ruled by a group of people who have that classical British puritanical retreat that is inherent in the British character.
Western Europeans don't have backward, puritanical hang-ups about sexuality like we do.
As the Nazis rose to power, Hermann Broch historicized kitsch as the expression of a bourgeoisie caught between an asceticism of puritanical work and an exaltation of romantic feeling; in his view this cultural bind tended kitsch toward a torturous mix of prudery and prurience, which is indeed the character of much Nazi art.
La Nueva California provides a window for observing Latino opinions, experiences, lifestyles, and successes in a society dominated by a puritanical "Atlantic American" outlook opposed to diversity.
He wants to uncover and discover the truth about our sexuality, and he is not satisfied with the ignorance and pabulum being passed on to his students nor intimidated by puritanical forces being marshaled against him.
Instead, the programs rely on arcane notions of "virginity," perpetuating double standards and promoting a puritanical code of silence regarding strategies for protection and prevention.
In Condon's treatment, Kinsey's private anxieties--his rebellion against a puritanical father, his wedding-night sexual humiliation-fueled an unflinching devotion to his research, as well as unconventional relationships with his wife and close associates.