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chaste
used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Edward)

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Definition
not having sexual intercourse (ever, outside of marriage, or for a long time); or not involving sexual desire
  • For him the monarch's wife, Antaea, nurs'd A madd'ning passion, and to guilty love Would fain have tempted him; but fail'd to move The upright soul of chaste Bellerophon.
    1.6 — Volume 1 Book 6 (29% in)
  • ...each by other; there the fifty sons Of Priam with their wedded wives repos'd; On th' other side, within the court were built Twelve chambers, near the roof, of polish'd stone, Plac'd each by other; there the sons-in-law Of Priam with their spouses chaste repos'd; To meet him there his tender mother came, And with her led the young Laodice, Fairest of all her daughters; clasping then His hands, she thus address'd him: "Why, my son, Why com'st thou here, and leav'st the battle-field?
    1.6 — Volume 1 Book 6 (44% in)
  • ...to the monarch's words, As looking up to Heav'n he made his pray'r: "Be witness, Jove, thou highest, first of Gods, And Sun, and Earth, and ye who vengeance wreak Beneath the earth on souls of men forsworn, Furies! that never, or to love unchaste Soliciting, or otherwise, my hand Hath fair Briseis touch'd; but in my tent Still pure and undefil'd hath she remain'd: And if in this I be forsworn, may Heav'n With all the plagues afflict me, due to those Who sin by perjur'd oaths against...
    2.19 — Volume 2 Book 19 (58% in)
  • For this thy favour dost thou show to Troy; And dost not rather join thy force to ours, That down upon their knees the Trojans all Should perish, with their babes and matrons chaste.
    2.21 — Volume 2 Book 21 (72% in)

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