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It avoids the initially alluring, but inevitably dead end, alternative paths in search of "a man puritanically inclined and inimical to the theatre" or "a storm of Puritan protest" or "Shakespeare's malice against the house of Cobham.
Who then is worse: the puritanically idealistic Pyle or the morally iconoclastic Fowler?
Although I admire the politically powerful (if occasionally preachy) admonitary impact such art can have, it can seem puritanically negative in its implied criticism of the way man intervenes in nature.
She wakes us "tha fuck up" and hips us to certain "hip" hypocrisies of "consciousness" on Mama's Gun, scoffing at puritanically self-important postures with pleasure.
Translated into the metonymic displacements of the realist novel, vestiges of chivalrous romance and of the novel of morals and manners provide Howells and Fontane, who are both considered puritanically fastidious about sexuality in literature, with a means of encoding it.
At first, Hemingway remembers, he was "shocked and, puritanically, offended" by Ford's lies but after Ezra Pound assured him that Ford "only lies when he is very tired," as "a way of relaxing," Hemingway's puritanical sense of shock at Ford's lies may be somewhat diminished.
in December), Aurek is getting married today--to the black, puritanically formal, New Labor deputy mayor Alexander (a ramrod-backed, overly uptight Rhashan Stone).
By continuing to emphasize the fear and confusion surrounding HIV as a result of unbridled sex among gay men, the writers and director of Gay Sex in the 70s, as well as other novelists, playwrights, and historians who describe the initial outbreak of HIV/AIDS in the gay community, often employ a similar narrative arc--one that is both historically narrow and puritanically condemning of the gay community.
16) Puritanically based individualism, however, as well as an unwillingness to give offence and the ability to see one's own faults, surely characterized laymen in seventeenth-century Scotland and New England as well as in England.
Mufaddi's body is found by Ibn Naffeh, a respected, and puritanically religious Harrani citizen.
It's always the same with him, and always too convenient: Everywhere he looks, behind every door he opens and every window he puritanically peeps in, he finds yet another consensually coital couple.
Nevertheless, in many important respects Olga's appeal to the women is not puritanically fanatic.