use priggishly in a sentence.
It's the same story recently retold in The Devil Wears Prada, though Anne Hathaway is a modern woman who priggishly rejects the temptations offered by Meryl Streep, whereas Hepburn, romanced by Astaire with the help of some Cole Porter songs, happily consents to be beautiful rather than brainy.
I answer, perhaps a little priggishly, that it is our job as a newspaper to apply scrutiny to power - and if Boris Johnson should ever attain power, he can expect much the same treatment.
Since movies need conflict, they find themselves squarely in the crosshairs of one Sir Alistair Dormandy (Kenneth Branagh), a priggishly authoritarian government official, who vows to remove this scurrilous influence from the public airwaves, one way or another.
And jeers to Macleans for priggishly mutilating a perfectly respectful and disciplined dialogue merely for the sake of suppressing the occurrence of an epithet–used in a purely analytical context–certainly no more offensive than that which sparked the controversy this thread is discussing.
I have in mind Wes Jackson, Bill McKibben, Robert Jensen (also a priggishly ignorant anti-porn crusader), Derrick Jensen (who has issues).