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Definition English Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries wanted more purity and less ritual in worship, and who stressed hard work above pleasure

(a Protestant is any of the Western Christian religious denominations that broke off from the Catholic Church. In the US, the bets known are Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, and Episcopalians.)
  • The Pilgrims who we remember on Thanksgiving were Puritans.
Puritans = English Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries wanted more purity and less ritual in worship, and who stressed hard work above pleasure
  • The Puritans banned Christmas because they associated it with drunkenness and other misbehavior.
  • Puritans = English Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries wanted more purity and less ritual in worship, and who stressed hard work above pleasure
  • "It's these Puritans," Kit sighed. "I'll never understand them. Why do they want life to be so solemn?"
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Puritans = English Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries thought there were too many rituals in worship and who stressed hard work above pleasure
  • As the two wayfarers came within the precincts of the town, the children of the Puritans looked up from their play,—or what passed for play with those sombre little urchins—and spoke gravely one to another.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Puritans = Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries wanted more purity and less ritual in worship, and who stressed hard work above pleasure
  • In Puritan England, about 300 years ago, it was against the law to wear the color red.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Tears of a Tiger
  • Puritan = any of the English Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries thought there were too many rituals in worship and who stressed hard work above pleasure
  • At length she paused before the portrait of the stern old Puritan, her ancestor, and the founder of the house.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Puritan = one of the Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries thought there were too many rituals in worship and who stressed hard work above pleasure
  • There was no holiday in this Puritan town, no feasting, no gifts.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Puritan = related to English Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries wanted more purity and less ritual in worship, and who stressed hard work above pleasure

    (a Protestant is any of the Western Christian religious denominations that broke off from the Catholic Church. In the US, the bets known are Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, and Episcopalians.)
  • But today she had had too sharp a lesson in the retribution of this Puritan Colony.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Puritan = related to English Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries wanted more purity and less ritual in worship, and who stressed hard work above pleasure

    (a Protestant is any of the Western Christian religious denominations that broke off from the Catholic Church. In the US, the bets known are Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, and Episcopalians.)
  • Hester caught hold of Pearl, and drew her forcibly into her arms, confronting the old Puritan magistrate with almost a fierce expression.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Puritan = related to Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries thought there were too many rituals in worship and who stressed hard work above pleasure
  • The brilliancy might have be fitted Aladdin's palace rather than the mansion of a grave old Puritan ruler.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Puritan = any of the English Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries thought there were too many rituals in worship and who stressed hard work above pleasure
  • The Puritan service seemed to her as plain and unlovely as the bare board walls of the Meeting House.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Puritan = related to English Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries wanted more purity and less ritual in worship, and who stressed hard work above pleasure

    (a Protestant is any of the Western Christian religious denominations that broke off from the Catholic Church. In the US, the bets known are Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, and Episcopalians.)
  • But, in that early severity of the Puritan character, an inference of this kind could not so indubitably be drawn.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Puritan = related to English Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries thought there were too many rituals in worship and who stressed hard work above pleasure
  • But instead she fell in love with a Puritan and ran away to America without her father's blessing.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Puritan = any of the English Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries thought there were too many rituals in worship and who stressed hard work above pleasure
  • Puritan? You mean a Roundhead? One of those traitors who murdered King Charles?
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Puritan = any of the English Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries thought there were too many rituals in worship and who stressed hard work above pleasure
  • You are not a Puritan then?
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Puritan = any of the English Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries thought there were too many rituals in worship and who stressed hard work above pleasure
  • She might, and not improbably would, have suffered death from the stern tribunals of the period, for attempting to undermine the foundations of the Puritan establishment.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Puritan = related to Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries thought there were too many rituals in worship and who stressed hard work above pleasure
  • Ay, ay, you must have known it; for he tells me he is of your party, and a close friend to the gentleman you spoke of—he that is in peril from these sour old Puritan rulers.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Puritan = related to Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries thought there were too many rituals in worship and who stressed hard work above pleasure
  • It was—we blush to tell it—it was to stop short in the road, and teach some very wicked words to a knot of little Puritan children who were playing there, and had but just begun to talk.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Puritan = related to Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries thought there were too many rituals in worship and who stressed hard work above pleasure
  • Oftentimes, this Protestant and Puritan divine had plied it on his own shoulders, laughing bitterly at himself the while, and smiting so much the more pitilessly because of that bitter laugh.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Puritan = related to Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries thought there were too many rituals in worship and who stressed hard work above pleasure
  • Luther, according to the scandal of his monkish enemies, was a brat of that hellish breed; nor was Pearl the only child to whom this inauspicious origin was assigned among the New England Puritans.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
Puritans = Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries thought there were too many rituals in worship and who stressed hard work above pleasure

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