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synonyms for continence

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

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  • excess
  • indulgence
  • intemperance
  • wildness
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How to use continence in a sentence

I remarked, what a difficulty the law of continence must impose on those who had to determine the vocation of young men.
JOURNAL IN FRANCE IN 1845 AND 1848 WITH LETTERS FROM ITALY IN 1847T. W. (THOMAS WILLIAM) ALLIES
He was thoroughly persuaded that continence could not be really observed by the French clergy.
JOURNAL IN FRANCE IN 1845 AND 1848 WITH LETTERS FROM ITALY IN 1847T. W. (THOMAS WILLIAM) ALLIES
In the popular view, continence, self-control, is adherence to our formed judgment.
THE WORLDS GREATEST BOOKS, VOLUME XIII.VARIOUS
A number of well-meaning people demand from men absolute "continence" save for procreation only.
MARRIED LOVEMARIE CARMICHAEL STOPES
The lesson of history, then, is that continence is essential to the progress of the race.
THE WOMAN WHO VOWEDELLISON HARDING
If you see a fair man or a fair woman, you will find that the power to resist is temperance (continence).
A SELECTION FROM THE DISCOURSES OF EPICTETUS WITH THE ENCHEIRIDIONEPICTETUS
When the Walapai were about to engage in a great hunt continence was enjoined upon the warriors for a certain period.
THE MEDICINE-MEN OF THE APACHE. (1892 N 09 / 1887-1888 (PAGES 443-604))JOHN G. BOURKE
The world does not perpetuate in its chronicles the continence of women; it is too small, too personal, too common to be noted.
THE CITY OF DELIGHTELIZABETH MILLER
Alexander, however, who impressed his contemporaries by his sexual continence, kept no harem of the old sort.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 17, SLICE 2VARIOUS
All was bold and telling in the manner, and yet the manner was reticent with nature and fine with well-bred continence.
SHADOWS OF THE STAGEWILLIAM WINTER
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CONTINENCE

  • abnegation
  • abstaining
  • abstemiousness
  • asceticism
  • avoidance
  • chastity
  • continence
  • fasting
  • forbearance
  • frugality
  • moderation
  • refraining
  • renunciation
  • self-control
  • self-denial
  • self-restraint
  • soberness
  • sobriety
  • teetotalism
  • temperance
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.