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Bible belt

an area of the U.S., chiefly in the South and Midwest, noted for its religious fundamentalism.
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the Bible Belt, those states of the S US where Protestant fundamentalism is dominant

An area noted for religious fundamentalism; specifically, parts of the American South and Midwest. For example, You wouldn’t dare try to sell a sex manual in the Bible belt. This term alludes to the prevalence of evangelical revivals, strict morals, belief in the literal truth of the Bible, and similar traits. [ c. 1920 ]


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