Examples from the Web for puritanism
Positive thinking is Puritanism with a capitalist face, she believes.
The Obamas have added to the angst with intimations of a new Puritanism in our dire future.
What I have to say will be upon this point: Why Puritanism is especially fitted to elevate the despised races.
To neither of these was an understanding of Puritanism at all possible.The World's Greatest Books, Vol IX.|Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
Puritanism seems to suggest that those who have been “converted” are actually perfect.An Outline of Sexual Morality|Kenneth Ingram
Puritanism kept up its Don Quixote battle against May-poles until there was hardly one standing to seduce the people to idolatry.The Beginners of a Nation|Edward Eggleston.
Puritanism was a violent oscillation of the pendulum of life to the other side.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 5 (of 14)|Elbert Hubbard
Word Origin and History for puritanism
1570s, from Puritan + -ism. Originally in reference to specific doctrines; from 1590s of excessive moral strictness generally. In this sense, famously defined by H.L. Mencken (1920) as "the haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be happy."