chastity

Part of speech: noun

Chasteness.

Part of speech: noun

The state or quality of being chaste; purity.

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Usage examples "chastity":

  1. The order was composed of virgins who were tried and trained by a life of chastity and devotion and finally set apart to the office at the mature age of forty; or- and this was more commonly the case- of devout and sober- minded widows. - "Women of Early Christianity Woman: In all ages and in all countries, Vol. 3 (of 10)", Alfred Brittain Mitchell Carroll.
  2. When a people cannot offer its daughters a tranquil home under the protection of sacred liberty, when a man can only leave to his widow blushes, tears to his mother, and slavery to his children, you do well to condemn yourself to perpetual chastity, stifling within you the germ of a future generation accursed! - "The Reign of Greed Complete English Version of 'El Filibusterismo'", Jose Rizal.
  3. The ideal held up to girls nowadays is apparently the sexless sort of Diana one- not merely chastity, but sterility. - "Modern marriage and how to bear it", Maud Churton Braby.