Examples from the Web for puritanical
His distaste derives from a basic confusion in the position of the puritanical prescriptivist.Go Ahead, End With a Preposition: Grammar Rules We All Can Live With|Nick Romeo|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Pope Paul VI and the Church at that time could be forgiven for puritanical idealism.The Vatican's Same-Sex Synod: The Bishops Hear About Reality. Do They Listen?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So, people sped by the models less out of puritanical deference to the naked bodies, but to keep up their steely reputations.
Maybe not such a huge problem for the puritanical but sometime very practical mullahs.As Iran’s Marijuana Trade Thrives, Is It Becoming a Nation of Stoners?|IranWire|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Saudi society and government are intricately intertwined with a puritanical flavor of Islam, Wahhabism.Will Saudi Arabia Execute Guest Workers for 'Witchcraft'?|Michael Schulson|March 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But at the time about which we are writing there was in Boston a distinguished family of puritanical ministers named Mather.Irish Witchcraft and Demonology|St. John D. (St. John Drelincourt) Seymour
They are too reserved, too lofty, too puritanical to make provision for the grosser wants of humanity.Fisherman's Luck|Henry van Dyke
The case of Udal, a Puritanical clergyman, seems singular even in those arbitrary times.
Lynching seems often to be due to puritanical fervor, and is compatible with a type of religiosity.The Soul of John Brown|Stephen Graham
His sense of puritanical integrity binds that fine fellow Turgenieff to us.The Green Book|Mr Jkai