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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Censorship because of perceived obscenity or immorality.

Usage examples (7)
  • "Trilby" is assaulted by the united comstockery of a dozen cities, and
  • At its mildest, this balderdash takes the form of the late Hamilton Wright Mabie's "White List of Books", at its worst, it is comstockery, an idiotic and abominable thing.
  • But though the effects of comstockery are thus abominably insane and irritating, the fact is not to be forgotten that, after all, the thing is no more than an effect itself.
  • In comstockery, if I do not err, the new Puritanism gave a sign of its formal departure from the old, and moral endeavour suffered a general overhauling and tightening... for more
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