Definition of the noun puritan
What does puritan mean as a name of something?
noun - plural:
- puritan: puritans
- Puritan: Puritans
- a member of a group of English Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries thought that the Protestant Reformation under Elizabeth was incomplete and advocated the simplification and regulation of forms of worship
- someone who adheres to strict religious principles; someone opposed to sensual pleasures
- a person excessively concerned about propriety and decorum
Alternative definition of the noun puritan
- (often disapproving): a puritanical person
Definition of the adjective puritan
What does puritan mean as an attribute of a noun?
- (often disapproving): acting or behaving according to the Puritan morals (e.g. propagating modesty), especially with regard to pleasure, nudity and sex
- synonym: puritanical
Puritan was the 1885 America's Cup defender.
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by Richard L. Greaves
Christopher Sutton A puritan is a curious corrector of thinges indifferent. John Introduction.
Alms for Oblivion (1967)
by Edward Dahlberg
The Puritan is a clandestine lecher, and dreams are beasts that come in ...
Squaring the Circle (2000)
The War Between Hobbes and Wallis by Douglas M. Jesseph
There was considerably less uniformity among Puritans about what form of church polity should replace episcopacy, because the term Puritan means little more than "non-Anglican Protestant" and is therefore compatible with a variety of ...
by Charles Boynton
The Puritan is a double-turreted ship, while the Dictator has but one turret, and is some twenty feet shorter than the Puritan, and the armament of this latter ship is by far the more formidable one. In other respects they are so similar, that the ...
The Performance of Religion on the Renaissance Stage by Jane Hwang Degenhardt, Elizabeth Williamson
Vllhereas the puritan is a man of upright calf and clean nostril. Voada Setting aside your nose, you should turn Christian. Then your calf swells upward mightily. (6.7—15)' Rabshake suggests that religion “altogether” ...
by Bar Association of the State of Kansas
the Puritan is the incarnation of the Reformation. Individual freedom, individual rights where the basis of bis religious,' 'political and legal ...
Conforming to the Word (1997)
Herbert, Donne, and the English Church Before Laud by Daniel W. Doerksen
q Sometimes Traduced": Conforming Puritanism and Herbert According To Overbury's Collection Of Witty And Satirical thumbnail sketches, the "characters," a puritan is a diseased piece of Apocrypha; bind him ...
Encyclopedia of Hair (2006)
A Cultural History by Victoria Sherrow
Many Puritan men wore a short hairstyle that led the Cavaliers to nickname them "Roundheads." Members of the Parliamentary Party, which politically opposed the monarchy, were then classified as Roundheads. Most Roundheads were ...
by Margery Post Abbott
Puritan clergy meanwhile remade the lives of congregations with sermons and lectures every Sunday, family prayers and Bible study, self-examination, and journal keeping by laypersons. Some stressed the Spirit's power. The Puritan lifestyle ...
It was during that year, according to Fuller's Church History, that the word ' Puritan ' was first applied to ' the opposers of the Hierarchy and Church-Service, as smacking of superstition. But profane mouths quickly improved this nick-name, ...
by Yudit Kornberg Greenberg
Amongst Puritans, marriage signified a deep emotional bond between a man and woman. Puritan ministers preached marriage as a “union of souls,” a relationship wherein both partners had a duty to “promote the growth of grace in each other ...
Second Supplement. 1898 by Grand Rapids Public Library (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
by Day Otis Kellogg
In addition to these, we possess six formidable vessels for harbor-defense, in the double-turret monitors Amphitrite, Miantonomoh, Monadnock, Monterey, Puritan and Terror. All except the Puritan are of about 4,000 tons displacement, and ...
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