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Grundyism

the censorship of personal conduct based upon narrow and unintelligent conventionalism. — Grundyist, Grundyite, n.
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Noun1.Grundyism - excessive or affected modesty
modesty, modestness - freedom from vanity or conceit
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That doctor was Harold Shipman and, as the shocking tale of his depravity was gradually revealed, it emerged that Mrs Grundy was the final victim of a killing spree that saw him murder more than 250 times.
Mrs Grundy It can be difficult sometimes to know Awhich side is up, especially with anemones which look like gnarly roots.
So does the school principal, Mr Weatherbee, and the teacher, Mrs Grundy.
GOOD on you Mrs Grundy for your letter last Saturday.
Mrs Grundy said: "Mr Radley spoke informally with the claimant (Mr Ithell).
5] Published in 1993, Blaikie's research supports arguments Willa Muir posits in her 1936 essay, Mrs Grundy in Scotland.
Labour's only hope of recovering its legal fees rests in the court finding in favour of Mrs Grundy and awarding costs against the council.
A letter and a new will had arrived on the very day that Mrs Grundy died and it said that she wished her entire pounds 400,000 estate to go to Dr Harold Frederick Shipman.
Mrs Grundy It can be difficult sometimes to know Awith anemones which look like gnarly roots.
Mrs Grundy, St Helens, Merseyside Hi Mrs Grundy It can be difficult sometimes to know which side is up, especially anemones which look like gnarly roots.