What does the word puritan mean?

Usage examples for puritan

  1. An indefinable fear, perhaps owing to her Puritan training and her healthy upbringing, kept her from uttering the words he longed to hear. – The Man Who Rose Again by Joseph Hocking
  2. I'm no Puritan, and my people have had a front seat since pretty early in the game, which I'm holding on to, you know. – Lady Baltimore by Owen Wister
  3. There it stood:- On Saturday, The Puritan Nun. – That Fortune by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009