Continency in a sentence

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Definition of Continency

  • the exercise of self constraint in sexual matters

How to use continency in a sentence. Continency pronunciation.

But in this carnal strife and debate of yours have you obtained from God the gift and special grace of continency?
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God.”(514) Our Savior and His Apostles, though recognizing matrimony as a holy state, have proclaimed the superior merits of voluntary continency, particularly for those who consecrate their lives to the sacred ministry.
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St. Paul gives the reason why our Savior declares continency to be a more suitable state for His ministers than that of matrimony: “He who is unmarried careth for the things of the Lord—how he may please God.
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Some go so far as to declare continency impracticable.
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Mildness, faith, modesty, continency, chastity.
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Besides, it signifies nothing, for there is neither continency nor virtue where there are no opposing desires.
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Most of my actions are guided by example, not by choice Neither continency nor virtue where there are no opposing desire No doing more difficult than that not doing, nor more active O wretched men, whose pleasures are a crime O, the furious advantage of opportunity!
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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.
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Ay, but by your own virtue and continency that matter of fact is all his own doing.
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Examples of Continency

Example #1
The fourth, a masculine ruby balas (peach-coloured) amethystizing, its flame and lustre ending in violet or purple like an amethyst.
Example #2
In good faith, not, quoth Panurge.
Example #3
There are eunuchs who have made themselves such for the Kingdom of Heaven’s sake.
Example #4
The Church, indeed, considers prayer so indispensable to her clergy that, besides the voluntary exercises of piety which their private devotion may suggest, she requires them to devote at least an hour each day to the recitation of the Divine Office, which chiefly consists of the Psalms and other portions of Holy Scripture, the Homilies of the early Fathers and prayers of marvelous force and unction.
Example #5
But he who is married is solicitous about the things of the world—how he may please his wife—and he is divided.”(516) Jesus Christ manifestly showed His predilection for virginity, not only by always remaining a virgin, but by selecting a Virgin-Mother and a virgin-precursor in the person of St. John the Baptist, and by exhibiting a special effection for John the Evangelist, because, as St. Augustine testifies, that Apostle was chosen a virgin and such he always remained.
Example #6
Our Lord evidently recommends here the state of celibacy to such as feel themselves called to embrace it, in order to attain greater perfection.