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  • To be bigoted you have to be absolutely sure that you are right and nothing makes that surety and righteousness like continence.†   (source)
  • How oft have I preached to you caution, if not continence?†   (source)
  • You have sense enough: don't give way to drunkenness and incontinence of speech; don't give way to sensual lust; and, above all, to the love of money.†   (source)
  • They prayed: "Endow them with continence and fruitfulness, and vouchsafe that their hearts may rejoice looking upon their sons and daughters."†   (source)
  • It was the ornament of the temple wall: at first, a rude relief carved on pediments, then the relief became bolder, and a head or arm was projected from the wall, the groups being still arranged with reference to the building, which serves also as a frame to hold the figures; and when, at last, the greatest freedom of style and treatment was reached, the prevailing genius of architecture still enforced a certain calmness and continence in the statue.†   (source)
  • "I can't think what that strange person's come about," the butler added, from mere incontinence of remark, as he preceded Adam to the door, "he's gone i' the dining-room.†   (source)
  • Father Conmee thought of that tyrannous incontinence, needed however for man's race on earth, and of the ways of God which were not our ways.†   (source)
  • the young man all color'd, red, ashamed, angry;
    The souse upon me of my lover the sea, as I lie willing and naked,
    The merriment of the twin babes that crawl over the grass in the
    sun, the mother never turning her vigilant eyes from them,
    The walnut-trunk, the walnut-husks, and the ripening or ripen'd
    long-round walnuts,
    The continence of vegetables, birds, animals,
    The consequent meanness of me should I skulk or find myself indecent,
    while birds and animals never once skulk or find themselves indecent,
    The great chastity of paternity, to match the great chastity of maternity,
    The oath of procreation I have sworn, my Adamic and fresh daughters,
    The greed that eats m†   (source)
  • Sancho had not thought it worth while to hobble Rocinante, feeling sure, from what he knew of his staidness and freedom from incontinence, that all the mares in the Cordova pastures would not lead him into an impropriety.†   (source)
  • In her chamber, making a sermon of continency to her; And rails, and swears, and rates, that she, poor soul, Knows not which way to stand, to look, to speak, And sits as one new risen from a dream.†   (source)
  • I would the duke we talk of were returned again: this ungenitured agent will unpeople the province with continency; sparrows must not build in his house-eaves because they are lecherous.†   (source)
  • Therefore they call the lawfull use of Wives, want of Chastity, and Continence; and so make Marriage a Sin, or at least a thing so impure, and unclean, as to render a man unfit for the Altar.†   (source)
  • Lechery, and its remedy in chastity and continence, alike in marriage and in widowhood; also in the abstaining from all such indulgences of eating, drinking, and sleeping as inflame the passions, and from the company of all who may tempt to the sin.†   (source)
  • While he was angry therefore with the incontinence of Jones, he was no less pleased with the honour and honesty of his self-accusation.†   (source)
  • The pox approach, and add to your diseases, If it would send you hence the sooner, sir, For your incontinence, it hath deserv'd it Thoroughly, and thoroughly, and the plague to boot!†   (source)
  • You must not put another scandal on him, That he is open to incontinency; That's not my meaning: but breathe his faults so quaintly That they may seem the taints of liberty; The flash and outbreak of a fiery mind; A savageness in unreclaimed blood, Of general assault.†   (source)
  • [2] These three beasts correspond to the triple division of sins into those of incontinence, of violence, and of fraud†   (source)
  • Allworthy was sufficiently offended by this transgression of Jones; for notwithstanding the assertions of Mr Western, it is certain this worthy man had never indulged himself in any loose pleasures with women, and greatly condemned the vice of incontinence in others.†   (source)
  • If the Law were made because the use of Wives is Incontinence, and contrary to Chastity, then all marriage is vice; If because it is a thing too impure, and unclean for a man consecrated to God; much more should other naturall, necessary, and daily works which all men doe, render men unworthy to bee Priests, because they are more unclean.†   (source)
  • Our Lord Jesus, as Holy Writ deviseth,* *narrates
    Gave us example of fasting and prayeres:
    Therefore we mendicants, we sely* freres, *simple, lowly
    Be wedded to povert' and continence,
    To charity, humbless, and abstinence,
    To persecution for righteousness,
    To weeping, misericorde,* and to cleanness.†   (source)
  • It was not easy for us to credit the young man's continence, but she asserted it with such earnestness that it helped to console her distressed father, who thought nothing of what had been taken since the jewel that once lost can never be recovered had been left to his daughter.†   (source)
  • Dost thou not remember those words with which thine Ethics treats in full of the three dispositions that Heaven abides not; in continence, malice, and mad bestiality, and how incontinence less offends God, and incurs less blame?†   (source)
  • * *appoint, distribute
    Virginity is great perfection,
    And continence eke with devotion:
    But Christ, that of perfection is the well,* *fountain
    Bade not every wight he should go sell
    All that he had, and give it to the poor,
    And in such wise follow him and his lore:* *doctrine
    He spake to them that would live perfectly, —
    And, lordings, by your leave, that am not I;
    I will bestow the flower of mine age
    In th' acts and in the fruits of marriage.†   (source)
  • He told his sister, if she pleased, the new-born infant should be bred up together with little Tommy; to which she consented, though with some little reluctance: for she had truly a great complacence for her brother; and hence she had always behaved towards the foundling with rather more kindness than ladies of rigid virtue can sometimes bring themselves to show to these children, who, however innocent, may be truly called the living monuments of incontinence.†   (source)
  • It is also Vain and false Philosophy, to say the work of Marriage is repugnant to Chastity, or Continence, and by consequence to make them Morall Vices; as they doe, that pretend Chastity, and Continence, for the ground of denying Marriage to the Clergy.†   (source)
  • But give me your hand, señora; I require no better protection than my own continence, and my own sense of propriety; as well as that which is inspired by that venerable head-dress;" and so saying he kissed her right hand and took it in his own, she yielding it to him with equal ceremoniousness.†   (source)
  • Dost thou not remember those words with which thine Ethics treats in full of the three dispositions that Heaven abides not; in continence, malice, and mad bestiality, and how incontinence less offends God, and incurs less blame?†   (source)
  • "If it goes by good name and fame," said the bachelor, "your worship alone bears away the palm from all the knights-errant; for the Moor in his own language, and the Christian in his, have taken care to set before us your gallantry, your high courage in encountering dangers, your fortitude in adversity, your patience under misfortunes as well as wounds, the purity and continence of the platonic loves of your worship and my lady Dona Dulcinea del Toboso—"†   (source)
  • Chapter x. Showing the truth of many observations of Ovid, and of other more grave writers, who have proved beyond contradiction, that wine is often the forerunner of incontinency.†   (source)
  • For they confesse it is no more, but a Constitution of the Church, that requireth in those holy Orders that continually attend the Altar, and administration of the Eucharist, a continuall Abstinence from women, under the name of continuall Chastity, Continence, and Purity.†   (source)
  • The trial of Partridge, the schoolmaster, for incontinency; the evidence of his wife; a short reflection on the wisdom of our law; with other grave matters, which those will like best who understand them most.†   (source)
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  • All the continents were joined together in a single landmass, called Pangaca, which extended from the North to the South Pole-a vast continent of ferns and forests, with a few large deserts.   (source)
    continent = large land mass
  • It had been eleven months and nine days since he had first set foot on the African continent.   (source)
  • They sledded seventy miles up the Yukon, swung to the left into the Stewart River, passed the Mayo and the McQuestion, and held on until the Stewart itself became a streamlet, threading the upstanding peaks which marked the backbone of the continent.   (source)
  • Maybe I was across an ocean, on another continent, reading Hume under a stone archway.†   (source)
  • A single contiguous continent covered the surface.†   (source)
  • Emasculated by dams and diversion canals, the lower Colorado burbles indolently from reservoir to reservoir through some of the hottest, starkest country on the continent.†   (source)
  • In Europe, Hitler was laying plans to conquer the continent.†   (source)
  • However there was already an underground stream of diehard Communists heading for Spain from our continent, and although they should be prohibited by law from doing so, the country should be thankful that an opportunity had arisen whereby it might purge itself of disruptive elements at no cost to the tax-payer.†   (source)
  • Crossing the room alone feels like crossing a continent, with Gen and her friends watching me.†   (source)
  • We're on the same continent.†   (source)
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  • On the Dark Continent?†   (source)
  • My grandfather, who'd worked throughout Africa as a missionary, would often share the truth with me about the tremendous cultural diversity that lies within the continent.†   (source)
  • It moved with the slow, massive confidence of a continent.†   (source)
  • The whole continent seemed to be spread out before them.†   (source)
  • Interrupting my thoughts, Mrs. V asks, "What continent produces the largest crop of cacao beans, which give us this chocolate?"†   (source)
  • If I had believed Nathan capable of handling everything alone I would honestly have changed my flight, perhaps even disappeared until I could make sure that there was a whole continent between us, not just a few impossible inches.†   (source)
  • Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.†   (source)
  • Chin like a continent.†   (source)
  • This is a little exhibition we used to tour around the Continent back in the halcyon days.†   (source)
  • When he gets home, he is ecstatic with the cold, the crystalline air, the high pressure that hums over the whole defenseless breast of the continent, and ecstatic, too, with a hope that turns failure into success, plans for a trip, a new life, city time.†   (source)
  • Around the time my dad was thawing out his frost-bitten toes in New Jersey, on the other end of the continent, in the warm California sun, my mom, Cheri Lynch, and her older sister, Debbie, were slowly dragging a heavy rented surfboard across the sand in Mission Beach, a funky seafront community just north of San Diego.†   (source)
  • What continent?†   (source)
  • I am the conqueror of this continent, and soon to be ruler of all Erilea.†   (source)
  • She thumbed through the atlas Josie had made in first grade, coloring every continent and then laminating the pages; she read her report cards.†   (source)
  • There are thousands of species of bird on every continent.†   (source)
  • Even if Norta changed, the rest of the continent would not let it last.†   (source)
  • She would soothe the household, which seemed to her, from the sickly dimness of the bedroom, like a troubled and sparsely populated continent from whose forested vastness competing elements made claims and counterclaims upon her restless attention.†   (source)
  • That farm is just a small part of an eighty-million-plus-acre corn lawn rolling across the continent.†   (source)
  • How, she wondered, could she help Japanese children understand the terrible story of what happened to millions of Jewish children on a faraway continent over fifty years ago?†   (source)
  • He talks about American history, If the American farmer, with flintlock and musket, could wrest from the English a continent, surely we, warriors ever, can recover our island.†   (source)
  • It had been two decades since I had seen him, and that meeting had been on another continent and under vastly different circumstances.†   (source)
  • In this replacement Earth we're building they've given me Africa to do and of course I'm doing it with all fjords again because I happen to like them, and I'm old-fashioned enough to think that they give a lovely baroque feel to a continent.†   (source)
  • PROCTOR: This farm's a continent when you go foot by foot droppin' seeds in it.†   (source)
  • By the time the LEP realized that the gold was missing, Mulch Diggums would be half a continent away.†   (source)
  • Outside the security of Brooklyn House, there wasn't a single continent where we'd be safe.†   (source)
  • The continent was a patchwork of harvest-ready right angles below them.†   (source)
  • Instead she is one of, in the words of the epigraph to the novel, the "sixty million and more" Africans and African-descended slaves who died incaptivity and forced marches on the continent or in the middle passage or on the plantations made possible by their captive labor or in attempts to escape a system that should have been unthinkable—as unthinkable as, for instance, a mother seeing no other means of rescuing her child except infanticide.†   (source)
  • The worst was the Thirty Years' War which raged over most of the continent from 1618 to 1648.†   (source)
  • It would be my first look at the Continent.†   (source)
  • And now Danny was an ocean — and a continent —away.†   (source)
  • Their chief work, I learned from bits of conversation, was liaison with England and the Free Dutch forces fighting elsewhere on the continent.†   (source)
  • The Church was willing to accept a little bit of xenoglossia if it helped convert heathens, as in the case of St. Louis Bertrand who converted thousands of Indians in the sixteenth century, spreading glossolalia across the continent faster than smallpox.†   (source)
  • I m sure every Elder on this continent felt her death.†   (source)
  • Downloaded everything it found so that it hardly regretted being sent away from such a treasure out to the countryside, hard work prying rebels from a reserve, forest and caverns and springs, that we couldn't just blast because it was a watershed for half the continent.†   (source)
  • In 1864, five years into his search, having twice circled the European continent, he took the Calais ferry to Dover, England.†   (source)
  • A third layer of nativeness was composed of those who others thought directly descended, even in the tiniest fraction of their genes, from the human beings who had been brought from Africa to this continent centuries ago as slaves.†   (source)
  • or at least for his removal from their continent.†   (source)
  • Sooner or later, I would find my thoughts drifting to Nila, who was an entire continent away from me now.†   (source)
  • You still think you're the epicenter of a continent, don't you, Princess?†   (source)
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