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used in This Side of Paradise

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abstaining from (i.e., never having) sexual intercourse


an unmarried person who has taken a religious vow of chastity
  • He was intensely ritualistic, startlingly dramatic, loved the idea of God enough to be a celibate, and rather liked his neighbor.
    1.1 — Amory, Son of Beatrice (63% in)
  • I've enjoyed imagining that you were my son, that perhaps when I was young I went into a state of coma and begat you, and when I came to, had no recollection of it.... it's the paternal instinct, Amory—celibacy goes deeper than the flesh....
    1.4 — Narcissus Off Duty (87% in)
  • Even if I had no talents I'd not be content to work ten years, condemned either to celibacy or a furtive indulgence, to give some man's son an automobile."
    2.5 — The Egotist Becomes a Personage (82% in)

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