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Definition of Puritanism


  1. The doctrines, notions, or practice of Puritans.

Puritanism Quotations

Puritanism. The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.
H. L. Mencken

Prostitution, although hounded, imprisoned, and chained, is nevertheless the greatest triumph of Puritanism.
Emma Goldman

Puritanism, in whatever expression, is a poisonous germ. On the surface everything may look strong and vigorous; yet the poison works its way persistently, until the entire fabric is doomed.
Emma Goldman

The most serious charge which can be brought against New England is not Puritanism but February.
Joseph Wood Krutch

Historically the Puritans left England to escape religious persecution, and they promptly turned around and started persecuting the people they didn't agree with - the scarlet letter A, and the stocks and the dunking board came from that. That puritanism is still there.
Hugh Hefner
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Puritanism Translations

puritanism in French is puritanisme
puritanism in German is Puritanismus
puritanism in Hungarian is puritanizmus
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