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Prudery

Grundy, Mrs. Ashfields’
straitlaced neighbor whose propriety hinders them. [Br. Lit.: Speed the Plough]
nice
Nelly excessively modest or prudish woman. [Am. Usage: Misc.]
Quakers
pacifist religious sect, often associated with puritanical behavioral standards. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 1017]
Shakers
sect believing in virgin purity. [Christian Hist.: Brewer Note-book, 819]
Victorian
one reflecting an unshaken confidence in piety and temperance, as during Queen Victoria’s reign. [Am. and Br. Usage: Misc.]
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She added that she never felt compromised because she is a prude.
I am not a prude, but I refuse to watch any news station where the women dress this way.
(Fortunately, I have enough strength of character to resist any temptation to imagine him pantless.) But while trying to overcome a libido deficit as a result of the Branson pic, I became worried that the prude accusations might get in the way of Clark's club application.
I am interested to see if I am as big a prude as I now see myself.
Since it was first published in 1747-48, Samuel Richardson' (1689-1761) novel has been seen as a contest between a libertine and a prude. Fowler (French, U.
Committee member Clr Jim Dodds said: "We shouldn't be looked upon as prudes or stopping people's fun for doing this.
So please don't worry about pathologizing yourself or characterizing yourself as a prude because sex isn't the be-all and end-all for you.
Watkiss is bombastic, his sister is bossy, the canon is a prude. Halfhyde's mistress is supposed to be Australian, but she sounds Cockney.
He said he was not a 'prude' but wanted to keep Broad Street 'a bit special' as it was the city's main entertainment district.
It wasn't so much his entourage of leggy young things, the statuesque Miss World, the braless and then-nubile Connie Stevens, or even his sexist humor that bothered me--I'm not a prude, and I found the violence around me a lot more offensive.
"I'm no prude. But I'm not going to those lengths," said Kylie.