incontinent

[ in-kon-tn-uh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF incontinent

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For with the incontinent man it is not as with the self-seeker and the covetous.

It is the incontinent who have neither part nor lot in any one of them.

It would seem you are decidedly of opinion that the incontinent are the reverse of free?

Incontinent the kyng commaunded to take and put hym to dethe.

His words were overheard of sundry Trevisans, who asked him incontinent, 'How!

Like all French students, he was incontinent, and had several mistresses.

To that end I show you she is incontinent, and practised in falsehood.

An' his bearin's got hot again in a minute: he was an incontinent man.

But it is the incontinent men who commit all the crimes of this kind.

And so it is that, since Adam's fall, we see mankind hungry and incontinent.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "wanting in self restraint," from Old French incontinent, from Latin incontinentem (nominative incontinens) "incontinent, immoderate, intemperate," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + continens (see continent). Originally chiefly of sexual appetites; sense of "unable to control bowels or bladder" first attested 1828.

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