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  • adv. In a chaste manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a chaste manner; with purity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a chaste manner.
  • Without meretricious ornament; not gaudily: as, a picture chastely designed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a chaste and virtuous manner


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  • We had lain on the bed together but chastely, spooning for comfort as we talked far into the night He had a thousand questions for me; I had few answers.

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  • In one emotional scene, Linden, who has learned that he is dying, leans over and kisses his female Chinese friend — chastely, on the forehead.

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  • The real problem that this situation exposes I think is that it seems as though the main stream student at a Catholic College doesn't even believe that living chastely on their campus is even possible.

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  • Kim has date with the guy, talks baby talk to him and then chastely rebuffs his advance at a kiss.

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  • Nay, I am no cold-blooded theorist, no thick-hided dogmatist; nor am I a chastely simple young man mooning in virginal innocence.

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  • Whenever she points out half-clothed young men, muscles taut and shining with sweat—at the gym, at the park, doing yard work in the neighborhood—I chastely smile and laugh, slap her arm and call her bad.


  • I kiss her chastely on her now wanton dark curls and nibble her ear solicitously.

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  • The blonde floozy with a suggestive sideways glance was changed to a demure brunette made to look chastely ahead.

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  • According to the scientific evidence, the demure brunette had originally been a blonde floozy, and her suggestive sideways glance was changed to make her look chastely ahead.

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  • Now 22, he's found a new love -- a 17-year-old girl named Knives Chau (Ellen Wong) -- and has a chastely romantic relationship with the awestruck schoolgirl.

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