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Origin of prude
OTHER WORDS FROM prudeprudelike, adjective
Words nearby prude
Example sentences from the Web for prude
I am not a prude, and I understand there are times when a young woman wants to look alluring.Miss Manners: Parent’s self-insult sticks in kid’s craw|Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin|March 26, 2021|Washington Post
I’m no prude, but I happened to say, since we plan on having kids someday, that I didn’t think unsupervised visits with “Grandma” were that good of an idea.
We are left with stalwart genres (action, rom com) and classic roles (prude, seductress, jock, backstory-less best friend).
Mapplethorpe is infamous for his raw depictions of sexuality, but Rodin was no prude.
Casual sex had never interested me before; I had always been a bit of a prude.Sugar Daddy Dating Sites: Helen Croydon on Her Guilty Fantasy|Helen Croydon|May 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
While as modern as mommy wars, she was also an old-fashioned prude.Why Do Women Love Bad Men? A New Life of Margaret Fuller|Susan Cheever|March 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“Bay isn't a prude, but she isn't going to have sex with anyone just to get it over with,” Weiss said.Television’s 20-Something Female Virgins: ‘Girls,’ ‘Grey’s,’ and ‘Underemployed’|Whitney Friedlander|November 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
"For Heaven's sake, don't be a prude, Moya," Joyce snapped irritably.The Highgrader|William MacLeod Raine
As the termagant swore she could prove her words, Charles at once returned to the prude's apartments.
The repulse he received from the artless child, suddenly turned prude, was so severe as to compromise him with the King.
My moustaches will stay where they are; if your wife is a prude and the sight of me frightens her, never fear!Brother Jacques (Novels of Paul de Kock, Volume XVII)|Charles Paul de Kock
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