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Definitionabstaining from (i.e., never having) sexual intercourse
an unmarried person who has taken a religious vow of chastity
- This is a way of life which reminds me of the period when I was myself in a state of celibacy, and Mrs. Micawber had not yet been solicited to plight her faith at the Hymeneal altar.'Chapters 28-30 (5% in)
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