incontinency

[ in-kon-tn-uh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF incontinency
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Or what can be safe to a man, that geueth himselfe to incontinency?

To do so, he got up a charge against her of incontinency with the cook, and put both in confinement.

He is defamed of incontinency with Lucia de la Stubbe, a married woman (conjugata).

The woman is denominated a sinner, because incontinency was her trade and the means of her subsistence.

Whilst I was thus making these laudable dispositions, and whispering to myself a kind of tacit vow of incontinency, enters Mr. H..

That a Diamond laid under the pillow, will betray the incontinency of a wife.

Likewise the priest of Vieux-Rouen is accused of incontinency, and goes about wearing a sword in shameless garb.

"You are charged with incontinency towards the king's highness," replied Suffolk sternly.

The works of the temperate spirit and the works of incontinency are, I take it, diametrically opposed?

Then did Pheroras reproach Salome for her incontinency, as did the women much more; and said that Sylleus had debauched her.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "unchastity;" see incontinent + -cy.

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