from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not chaste or modest.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not chaste; not continent; libidinous; lewd.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not chaste; not continent; lewd.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not chaste; not continent; libidinous; lewd.
- Not marked by good taste.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not chaste
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She bore the signs of what she’d done last night as sure as if she wore the word unchaste blazoned across her chest.
It is on this account that this class of woman are called unchaste women by voluptuaries.
The souls of such separate themselves from the unlimited love for the sex, and devote themselves to one, with whom they look for an everlasting and eternal union and its increasing blessednesses, as the cherishers of the hope which continually recreates their mind; but it is quite otherwise with the unchaste, that is, with those who do not think religiously of marriages and their holiness.
The angels feel a chill all over the body at the idea of unchaste or extra-conjugial love; and on the other hand, they feel a genial warmth throughout the body arising from chaste or conjugial love.
I can't imagine that that kind of unchaste sits well with HER, either.
(Note the discrimination against the "unchaste" woman in the statutory law; whether this scruple was closely adhered to by the local courts in bastardy actions is uncertain, but as noted, there was no reference to the previous character of the mother in any of the southern Avalon cases herein.)
The effort by the defendant to present Ellen as an "unchaste" woman would not have disproved Catharine's suit, as the action was for compensation for loss of household services only; however, he may have been hoping to lower the valuation for Ellen as "damaged goods."
Here, women aren't being murdered in honor killings, hung for being "unchaste," stoned for adultery, killed for trying to form women's rights groups, or being sexually mutilated as children.
Shelley, who may have been unwise in sexual matters but can scarcely be called unchaste, also often seems to associate religion and morality, not with chastity, but with unchastity, and much the same may be said of James Hinton. [
The brand of shame rests upon the brow of the unchaste woman.
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