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synonyms for celibacy

  • chastity
  • abstention
  • continence
  • frigidity
  • impotence
  • maidenhood
  • purity
  • singleness
  • virginity
  • virtue

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How to use celibacy in a sentence

Pre-modern Christian women had options besides celibacy as well, although the state, the church and mediocre medicine limited their reproductive choices.
AS TEXAS BAN ON ABORTION GOES INTO EFFECT, A RELIGION SCHOLAR EXPLAINS THAT PRE-MODERN CHRISTIAN ATTITUDES ON MARRIAGE AND REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS WERE QUITE DIFFERENTLGBTQ-EDITORSEPTEMBER 13, 2021NO STRAIGHT NEWS
For eight to 10 days, Jains focus on the values of forgiveness, humility, straightforwardness, truth, contentment, self-restraint, penance, renunciation, nonattachment and celibacy.
FASTING MAY HAVE BECOME A HEALTH FAD, BUT RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES HAVE BEEN DOING IT FOR MILLENNIALGBTQ-EDITORJULY 30, 2021NO STRAIGHT NEWS
Like many evangelical and Christian denominations, the Seventh-day Adventist Church believe that being LGBTQ is a sin, and that life-long celibacy is the only acceptable response to a LGBTQ person’s sexuality.
MOST CHRISTIAN COLLEGES WILL NEVER BE A SAFE SPACE FOR LGBTQ STUDENTS. BUT THEY MUST STILL DO BETTER TO AFFIRM AND SUPPORT USELIEL CRUZJULY 1, 2021TIME
Others have run the gamut from a few worries to strict celibacy.
CAN WE RELEARN BEING SOCIAL?TOM SOMMERSMARCH 19, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
Kao said aspects of the shooting is reminiscent of “incel” culture and the men who blame women for their involuntary celibacy.
ATLANTA SPA KILLINGS LEAD TO QUESTIONS ABOUT SEX WORK AND EXPLOITATIONJESSICA CONTRERA, TRACY JAN, DOUGLAS MACMILLANMARCH 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He was rather gratified than otherwise to hear that Mr. Puffin had begun to waver in his ideas about celibacy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Those religious systems which impose celibacy on the priesthood are not without reason for it.
TOILERS OF THE SEAVICTOR HUGO
His only remedy is to abolish the poor-rates, and starve the poor into celibacy.
THE ENGLISH UTILITARIANS, VOLUME II (OF 3)LESLIE STEPHEN
Soon adultery becomes the most respectable form of marriage, and widowhood and celibacy are commonly practised.
L. ANNAEUS SENECA ON BENEFITSSENECA
They were setting at defiance the laws of celibacy; they not only sought wives, but they lived in concubinage.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VJOHN LORD
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CELIBACY

  • abstemiousness
  • abstinence
  • asceticism
  • celibacy
  • chastity
  • forbearance
  • moderation
  • refraining
  • self-control
  • sobriety
  • temperance
  • virtue
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