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Definition of "continency" []

  • Alternative form of continence. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "continency" in a sentence
  • "Much more, therefore, can he be dispensed from the vow of continency which is about an act of chastity."
  • ""While laws are prescribed to matrons ... virginity and continency are beyond all law; there is nothing in the laws of matrimony which pertains to virginity; for by its loftiness it transcends them all.""
  • "[4902] I will not conceal it, she overcame me with her presence, and quite assaulted my continency which I had kept unto mine old age; I resisted a long time my bodily eyes with the eyes of my understanding; at last I was conquered, and as in a tempest carried headlong."