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This should please purists and provide some continuity between the old and the new. Christianity Today (2000)These are two very different things, the purists say. Times, Sunday Times (2016)No matter what purists say, the original car was a brute. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Still, you can see why some folk purists continue to have their doubts. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There will be purists who say that rural walks are about terrain and vistas, birdsong and tranquillity. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Some recipes call for cheese and eggs, but purists would say it should only be made with potatoes and cream. The Sun (2014) Folk purists needn't be alarmed. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Hold on, purists will say, sponsoring news programmes fatally undermines their editorial integrity. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Then again, there aren't that many purists left in the world. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It may not please the purists but, paradoxically, it will open up litigation to those who could not otherwise afford it. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They are just two of the many comments that have made him a symbol of all that has gone wrong with the French language, purists say. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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British English: purist NOUN
A purist is a person who wants something to be totally correct or unchanged, especially something they know a lot about.
Purists say the language is under threat.
British English: purist ADJECTIVE
Purist attitudes are the kind of attitudes that purists have.
Britain wanted a 'more purist' approach.
Definition of purist from the Collins English Dictionary
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