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Puritans
used in 1984 by Orwell

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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 sexual puritanism of the Party was not imposed upon them.
    p. 72.2
  • Unlike Winston, she had grasped the inner meaning of the Party's sexual puritanism.
    p. 132.9

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