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Puritans
used in Atlas Shrugged

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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.)
  • He's such a rigid Puritan.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (51% in)
  • How sure are you about that Puritan stuff, Lillian?
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (51% in)
  • Oh, stop playing the Puritan!
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (52% in)
  • Not a stainless-steel Puritan like you.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (30% in)
  • That's the immense selfishness of the Puritan.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (30% in)
  • Don't you hear me, you stainless Puritan?
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (35% in)

There are no more uses of "Puritans" in Atlas Shrugged.

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