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incontinence
used in Atonement

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Definition
inability to control bodily bathroom functions; or inability or unwillingness to moderate other things (when not specified, often sexual behavior)
  • Secondly, it was ordained for a remedy against sin, and to avoid fornication, that such persons as have not the gift of continency might marry and keep themselves undefiled members of Christ's body.
    Part 3 (55% in)

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  • 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.
    Part 1 (36% in)

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