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chaste
used in Do You Speak American?

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not having sexual intercourse (ever, outside of marriage, or for a long time); or not involving sexual desire
  • He also showed that, for all the British fulminations about American usage, they could not resist adopting Americanisms: "Even to belittle, which had provoked an almost hysterical outburst from the European Magazine and London Review when Thomas Jefferson ventured to use it in 1787, was so generally accepted by 1862 that Anthony Trollope admitted it to his chaste vocabulary."
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