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adjective as in abstaining from sexual activity

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Harvard University’s chapter of Christian Union, called Harvard College Faith and Action, ignited controversy in 2018 for forcing a student leader to step down after finding out that she was in a celibate same-sex relationship.

Later, he told me that, because he could not change his sexuality, he planned to stay celibate for life.

After a brief fling at age 40, he was celibate for the next 35 years.

He was 35 at the time, a widely admired teacher and girls’ basketball coach who lived in a People of Praise home for celibate men.

We can address these problems without all becoming celibate.

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Does he really think that telling gay Christians to be celibate is a good idea?

If married life is as boring and joyless as this document, I am glad I am celibate.

His great-uncle, who has never self-identified as gay but who Sam believes is, lives a celibate life committed to the Church.

I believe that you can choose to be celibate and that you can train people to be celibate.

And there have always been those who have remained celibate or had only one lifelong sexual partner.

I used to believe that there was benefit to health and increase of power, whether physical or mental, in the celibate life.

This glimmer of wonder and envy, the revelation of a life intensely celibate, was for an instant infinitely touching.

And besides they tend to the extinction of the human species by reason of their monastic and celibate ideal.

It goes without saying that this remarkable man was a High Churchman and a celibate.

"It would bring a little colour into one's life," said Eric, looking with disfavour at the grimly celibate sitting-room.

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On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to celibate, such as: chaste, continent, virgin, virginal, pure, and virtuous.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.