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modesty

propriety of dress, speech, and conduct in relations between patients and health care personnel, including draping and covering of the patient to the greatest extent possible, depending on the type of care or examination.
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Hugh Grant as the prudish vicar from a gang of psychopathic killers 1986 **
MOST people think of the Victorians as conservative, disapproving types who were so prudish they even covered up chair legs.
A PRUDISH visitor to an art gallery decided to censor a male nude painting - by sticking a piece of black paper over the offending area.
With its envelope-pushing storytelling and animation, Kenan sees ``Monster House'' as a way of chipping away at an American moral climate that he says has been ``getting more prudish as time wears on.
It's not for the prudish mind, featuring more F-words than your average dictionary.
There is a risk of becoming a little too prudish about this.
Christian ethics professor Patrick McCormick lauds Alfred Kinsey's sexual behavior research in the 1940s and '50s and describes him as a passionate researcher ostracized by a prudish, Victorian, repressed society.
Turner: As executor of Turner's estate, the prudish critic is said to have burned 1,858 pages of the artist's erotic drawings--but in fact the "bonfire of Turner's erotic vanities never took place," Maev Kennedy reported last December in The Guardian.
This volume grows on you--like an infections mambo that gradually compels the most prudish observer to succumb to the beats.
Case in point: On Larry King Live last November, Midler failed to lend her public support to same-sex marriage, questioned gay men's interest in monogamy, and spouted her prudish, parental remarks regarding the famous Britney-Madonna kiss.
As always, Naylor injects a realistically up-to-date, though not explicit, aspect to her depiction of teens; two of Alice's friends are in a lesbian relationship, and the girls all speculate about their ideal wedding night in a conversation with Alice's prudish Aunt Sally.
This may sound prudish and closed-minded, but it's difficult not to sympathize with some of Kimball's and de Russy's concerns when you read descriptions of several events at the conference.