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  • adj. superlative form of chaste: most chaste.

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Examples

  • Ye know that ye are sprung of the same stock as your sister, best of women, chastest too; hail then for the true nobility of Helen's soul, a quality too seldom found amongst her sex!

    Helen

  • And so it happened formerly, in the city of Antwerp, that a married woman, who was not the chastest person in the world, was desired by a good fellow to do–you know what.

    If a married man « Jahsonic

  • He is the chastest prince for women that ever was, for he would often swear that he never kissed any other woman than his own queen.

    Will gay unfriendly Southern Baptists expel King James?

  • Ah! poor woman! thought I; thy chastest stories will make a modest person blush, if I know thee! and I desire to hear none of them.

    Pamela

  • The chastest constancy will I ever preserve to thy image.

    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

  • Now trust me thou hast said very well: And me wi drawing hence the argument of his setled perswasion; that he had the chastest Woman living to his wife, and so just a Servant, as could not be fellowed: there never was any further discoverie of this Garden-night accident.

    The Decameron

  • Don Quixote of La Mancha, who is held by all the inhabitants of the district of the Campo de Montiel to have been the chastest lover and the bravest knight that has for many years been seen in that neighbourhood.

    Don Quixote

  • He pictures a young lady who has taken offence at some negligent expression in that chastest of ice – cold proprieties, The Funeral, and he forthwith more or less seriously proceeds to defend his play by quoting the example of both predecessors and contemporaries.

    A Memoir of Mrs. Behn

  • Our profession is the chastest of all; even the shadow of a fault tarnishes the lustre of our finest achievements.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • They danced without men; advancing gently at first, apparently without taking the foot off the ground, but gradually advancing; after which they performed some steps similar to those in the Spanish bolera; and, turning round on the toe, they danced a most elegant _shawl_ dance, equal to what was danced at the Opera in London by Parisot, but without the horizontal movement, or any motion that could offend the chastest eye.

    An Account of Timbuctoo and Housa Territories in the Interior of Africa

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