Examples from the Web for puritan
Indeed, puritan Japan is decades behind the puritan United States when it comes to sex.
At least in premodern Europe and Puritan North America, witch-hunting follows certain patterns.Will Saudi Arabia Execute Guest Workers for 'Witchcraft'?|Michael Schulson|March 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Like the Puritan ancestors he never succeeded in escaping, he found fault with just about everything, especially himself.The Man Who Knew Russia Best: George Kennan’s Revealing Diaries|James A. Warren|March 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Eventually, Charles I will be overthrown, and the puritan dictator Oliver Cromwell will take power.‘A Field in England’ Is a Psychedelic Cinematic Trip|Andrew Romano|February 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The mindsets of both Cavalier and Puritan took root in the New World, and the experiment launched in 1776 continues.
For with the strict morality and ardent zeal of a Puritan he united some accomplishments of which few Puritans could boast.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
The new way of doing her hair changed her appearance considerably, made her less like a Ceres and more like a Puritan.December Love|Robert Hichens
Mr. Wiseman never doubts that the Puritan Sunday ought to have been appreciated by little boys.Bunyan|James Anthony Froude
She had lost her puritan primness, and behaved more in accordance with her slanting eyes than with her bringing up.It Happened in Egypt|C. N. Williamson
The Puritan soldiers did much injury to the statues which filled these niches.The Cathedrals of Great Britain|P. H. Ditchfield
British Dictionary definitions for puritan (1 of 2)
Word Origin for puritan
British Dictionary definitions for puritan (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for puritan
1560s, "opponent of Anglican hierarchy," later applied opprobriously to "person in Church of England who seeks further reformation" (1570s), probably from purity. Largely historical from 19c. in literal sense. After c.1590s, applied to anyone deemed overly strict in matters of religion and morals.
What [William] Perkins, and the whole Puritan movement after him, sought was to replace the personal pride of birth and status with the professional's or craftsman's pride of doing one's best in one's particular calling. The good Christian society needs the best of kings, magistrates, and citizens. Perkins most emphasized the work ethic from Genesis: "In the swaete of thy browe shalt thou eate thy breade." [E. Digby Baltzell, "Puritan Boston and Quaker Philadelphia," 1979]