Censorship Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Censorship


  1. blue laws restrict personal action to improve community morality. [Am. Hist.: Hart, 87]
  2. Boston arbiter of Puritanical taste as reflected in phrase “banned in Boston.” [Am. Usage: Misc.]
  3. Bowdler, Thomas (1754–1825) expurgated Shakespeare and Gibbon for family editions. [Br. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 164]
  4. Comstock, Anthony (1844–1915) in comstockery, immortalized advocate of blue-nosed censorship. [Am. Hist.: Espy, 135]
  5. Fahrenheit 451 describes a future America in which books are prohibited and burned. [Am. Lit.: Bradbury Fahrenheit 451 in Weiss, 289]
  6. Hays, Will (1879–1954) clean-minded arbiter of 1930s Holly-wood tastes. [Am. Cinema: Griffith, 182]
  7. imprimatur license given by Roman Catholic Church to publish a book. [Christian Hist.: Misc.]
  8. Index librorum prohibitorum list of forbidden books compiled by Roman Catholic Church. [Christian Hist.: NCE, 1323]
  9. nihil obstat Roman Catholic Church’s inscription in books denoting no objection to literary content. [Christian Hist.: Misc.]
  10. Tropic of Cancer novel noted for its sexual frankness and use of obscenity, long banned in the U.S. [Am. Lit.: Henry Miller Tropic of Cancer]
  11. Ulysses Joyce novel long banned in U.S. for its sexual frankness. [Irish Lit.: Benét, 1037]
  12. Unigenitus papal bull condemning Quesnel’s Jansenist book (1713). [Christian Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1115]