Don't go prude on me, Ben.
Maybe there was someone else – someone more sophisticated and not so much of a prude.
Were you afraid I was too much of a prude to acknowledge him?
He once lay in hiding for two months with the duchesse du Maine at Sceaux, where were produced the comedietta of La Prude and the tragedy of Rome sauvee, and afterwards for a time lived chiefly at Luneville; here Madame du Chatelet had established herself at the court of King Stanislaus, and carried on a liaison with Saint-Lambert, an officer in the king's guard.
"I am a prude," she said, still watching his face.