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  • n. The quality or state of being unchaste; lewdness; incontinence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being unchaste; lewdness; incontinence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or character of being unchaste; incontinence; lewdness; unlawful indulgence of the sexual appetite.


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  • In our present lesson he treats chiefly of two vices: unchastity, which is a sin against oneself and destructive of the fruits of faith; and fraud in business, which is a sin against the neighbor and likewise destructive of faith and charity.

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  • Hence, one of the conditions the Jerusalem council made for the inclusion of the Gentiles in the Christian Church was that they should abstain from all forms of "unchastity"

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  • "The task of purity," as John Paul II observed, "is not only (and not so much) abstaining from 'unchastity' and from … 'lustful passions'."

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  • There are readers (ex-readers) who have written me hate-mail telling me that they will not buy my books because I am a Christian, and because I doubt the wisdom of self-centeredness, unchastity, divorce, sterility, death as a way of life.

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  • The demon of anger employs tactics resembling those of the demon of unchastity.

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  • Jesus said, as recorded at Matthew 19: 9 according to the Revised Standard Version (RSV): “Whoever divorces his wife, except for unchastity, and marries another, commits adultery.”

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  • When Christian virgins such as Agnes and Cecilia asserted their personalities and their chosen vocations of being Brides of Christ, preferring death to unchastity or faithlessness, then the Roman world was shaken to its core. pp.

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  • The connections of the young poet with aristocrats raise a special problem for biographers: in a lurid scandal that occurred some three years before Comus was performed, Lord Castlehaven, the brother of Lady Bridgewater, was found guilty of unchastity, sodomy, and of being a papist, and executed.

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  • While it diminishes the heat of passion it increases licentiousness, and breeds a debauchery of mind far worse than bodily unchastity, because accompanied by a peculiar cold cruelty and a taste for artificial stimulants to “luxury.”

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  • Presently, he caught sight of a corner of the veil protruding from under the cushion; so he pulled it out and considered it straitly, when, knowing it for that he had sold to the young man, he at once suspected his wife of unchastity.

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