OTHER WORDS FROM Puritan
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The sanctimonious, the puritans of all stripes, and the killjoys in general raise the issue annually.
Historically, the Puritans banned Christmas from the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1659.Kirk Cameron Saves Christmas from Abominable Killjoys (Other Christians)|Brandy Zadrozny|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the men, not less, perhaps even more, characteristic of New England, were the Puritans of our day.The Real Memorial Day: Oliver Wendell Holmes's Salute To A Momentous American Anniversary|Malcolm Jones|May 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Puritans got modern American cuisine off to a bad start.
Is it because, as a lot of critics say, deep down we always have been and always will be Puritans at heart?
So spoke the “Puritans” of Arkansas, blind to their own especial blemish.The Fatal Cord|Mayne Reid
In such a place and at such an hour the assembly of witches and wizards plotted against the saints of God, namely, the Puritans.Woman's Life in Colonial Days|Carl Holliday
Now, we cannot but agree with the Puritans, that adultery is not a subject for comedy at all.Plays and Puritans|Charles Kingsley
They did not like the Puritans any better than they liked the Roman Catholics.A Short History of the United States|Edward Channing
Eventually sold by the Puritans, the house and gardens were purchased by Dr. Harvey and given to the society.Old and New London|Walter Thornbury
British Dictionary definitions for puritans (1 of 2)
Derived forms of puritanpuritanism, noun
Word Origin for puritan
British Dictionary definitions for puritans (2 of 2)
Derived forms of PuritanPuritanism, noun
Cultural definitions for puritans
A group of radical English Protestants that arose in the late sixteenth century and became a major force in England during the seventeenth century. Puritans wanted to “purify” the Church of England by eliminating traces of its origins in the Roman Catholic Church. In addition, they urged a strict moral code and placed a high value on hard work (see work ethic). After the execution of King Charles I in 1649, they controlled the new government, the Commonwealth. Oliver Cromwell, who became leader of the Commonwealth, is the best-known Puritan.