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chaste -- as in: innocent and chaste
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The Winter's Tale
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  • The gods themselves, Humbling their deities to love, have taken The shapes of beasts upon them: Jupiter Became a bull and bellow’d; the green Neptune A ram and bleated; and the fire-rob’d god, Golden Apollo, a poor humble swain, As I seem now:—their transformations Were never for a piece of beauty rarer,— Nor in a way so chaste, since my desires Run not before mine honour, nor my lusts Burn hotter than my faith.
  • —You, my lord, best know,— Who least will seem to do so,—my past life Hath been as continent, as chaste, as true, As I am now unhappy: which is more Than history can pattern, though devis’d And play’d to take spectators; for behold me,— A fellow of the royal bed, which owe A moiety of the throne, a great king’s daughter, The mother to a hopeful prince,—here standing To prate and talk for life and honour ’fore Who please to come and hear.
  • ] ’Hermione is chaste; Polixenes blameless; Camillo a true subject; Leontes a jealous tyrant; his innocent babe truly begotten; and the king shall live without an heir, if that which is lost be not found.’

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  • My parents divorced when I was twelve, and I think maybe, when I was very young, I witnessed a chaste cheek kiss between the two when it was impossible to avoid.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Before he could answer, she stretched up to kiss him—a chaste press of lips to lips at first, but it deepened quickly, and soon he was parting her lips with his, tongue stroking into her mouth, and she could taste him: the sweetness of Jace spiked with the bite of champagne.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire

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