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moralist

1. a person who seeks to regulate the morals of others or to imbue others with a sense of morality
2. a person who lives in accordance with moral principles
3. a philosopher who is concerned with casuistic discussions of right action, or who seeks a general characterization of right action, often contrasted with a moral philosopher whose concern is with general philosophical questions about ethics
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Becoming punishable in 1999, compensated dating was regarded as moralistically horrifying and threatening to the social standards in Taiwan because it was unheard of that teenagers and young students should sell sex willingly online.
The narrator checks her enthusiasm with a prim framing gesture, as she comments moralistically on the preceding: "L'adoption de ce chale a rendu leur costume plus decent en voilant, dans son ampleur, le nu et les formes un peu trop fortement dessinees" (597).
At the epistemological level an individual who has a false image of himself cannot be judged moralistically nor be called a liar.
false: "we don't moralistically judge the person for what they
As the legal archives grow, so will an underground black market of DVD-R archives networked by users, no doubt moralistically buttressing their rebel force approach to intellectual property by pointing to all the low-user-interest items that are preserved ("if it weren't for us, it would be lost by now") and to content with public-domain issues.
We could not look more foolish or petty--sanctifying the one-person, one-vote process and then moralistically condemning the voters' will.
16) This point has been convincingly made by Michael Mason: 'One of the great blunders in the historiography of this subject has been the notion that nineteenth-century doctors formed a monolithic, paid-up, secular priesthood, which was both willing and able to interfere moralistically with the sexuality of its patients'.
the 1594 quarto of which moralistically advertises on its title page the "lamentable ende of Shores wife, an example for all wicked women.
The problem, of course, lay in the fact that it was precisely to the extent that the three were moralistically yoked together that they appeared to be on the brink of sexual perversion.
Neither point requires moralistically motivated national leaders nor
A spiritual quest marked by free will becomes a mission that very moralistically insists on changing the external cultural marks borne by Lakshmi.