Incontinence in a sentence

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Definition of Incontinence

  • Incapacity to hold; hence, incapacity to hold back or restrain; the quality or state of being incontinent; lack of continence; failure to restrain the passions or appetites; indulgence of lust; lewdness.
  • The inability of any of the animal organs to restrain the natural evacuations, especially urination, or defecation, so that the discharges are involuntary; as, incontinence of urine.
  • indiscipline with regard to sensuous pleasures
  • involuntary urination or defecation

How to use incontinence in a sentence. Incontinence pronunciation.

Often in such denunciations it is certain that human impertinence, and the spirit which sustains the habit of gossip, and mere incontinence of secrets, and vulgar craving for being the author of a sensation, have far more often led to the publication of the offence, than any concern for the interests of morality.
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Therefore, those knights of Malta promise not to give way to lustful incontinence in the only case in which God might forgive it, but they reserve the license of being lustful unlawfully as often as they please, and whenever an opportunity may offer itself; and that immoral, illicit license is granted to them to such an extent, that they are allowed to acknowledge legally a child which can be born to them only through a double crime!
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The fairest capital in all the world, By riot and incontinence the worst.
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Where Chapman is really assailable is in a singular incontinence of imagery.
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His degraded country had been in turn the mistress of the Roman, the Saxon, the Dane and the Norman, and he was the hybrid offspring of her incontinence.
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Coitus had been through the urethra, which was considerably distended, though not causing incontinence of urine.
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Rousseau reports a Gascon in whom incontinence of urine was produced by the sound of a bagpipe.
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Its extraction was followed by a gush of urine, and for several days the man suffered from incontinence of urine and feces.
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At certain periods after the cessation of menstruation, she had incontinence of urine, and had also repeatedly vomited.
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The after-effects of this injury were incontinence of urine, and inability to assume the erect position.
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There is nocturnal incontinence of urine for a long time after the operation.
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The strange revolution which the incontinence and heresy of this prince brought about in England, reduced the Friars Minor, and all other missionaries, to the necessity of running greater risks in endeavoring to maintain the remnant of faith, than what they had to incur amongst the infidels.
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He secretly revealed to Canon, the good and religious abbot of Alba-domus, his opinion of a certain woman whom he had seen; upon which the holy man confessed, with tears in his eyes, his predilection for her, and received from three priests the discipline of incontinence.
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But Guy's great fault, in this prudent world, was his absolute incontinence of money.
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Sometimes there is even incontinence of urine and feces, often hiccup or short coughs, perhaps vomiting, and possibly sharp pangs of pain in the cardiac region.
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In his conception, virtue is the mean, vice the excess lying on either side-courage, for example, the mean between foolhardiness and cowardice, temperance, between incontinence and insensibility, generosity, between extravagance and meanness.
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The Fifth Book (1869 lines) sets out by describing the court which Diomedes, appointed to escort her, pays to Cressida on the way to the camp; it traces her gradual progress from indifference to her new suitor, to incontinence with him, and it leaves the deserted Troilus dead on the field of battle, where he has sought an eternal refuge from the new grief provoked by clear proof of his mistress's infidelity.
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Such rapturous inebriety or Olympian incontinence of humour only fires the blood of the graver and less exuberant humourist when his lips are still warm and wet from the well- spring of the _Dive Bouteille_.
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Sancho had not thought it worth while to hobble Rocinante, feeling sure, from what he knew of his staidness and freedom from incontinence, that all the mares in the Cordova pastures would not lead him into an impropriety.
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I, a solitary student, pretend not to much knowledge of the world, but am unwilling to think it so generally corrupt, as that a scheme for the detection of incontinence should bring any danger upon its inventor.
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Examples of Incontinence

Example #1
On the other hand, with respect to the slighter extreme-viz.
Example #2
If the crime had been committed many years before, and under circumstances which precluded all fear that the same temptation or the same provocation should arise again, most reflecting people would think it the better course to leave the criminal to his conscience.
Example #3
The most revolting part of it all is that these children of crime, who are of course perfectly innocent themselves, are called natural children, as if children born in wedlock came into the world in an unnatural manner!
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Their chastity, and therefore chastity in general, is violated only by marriage; yet I observe that marriage is one of your sacraments.
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There, touched by Reynolds, a dull blank becomes A lucid mirror, in which nature sees All her reflected features.
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I do confess them nurseries of the arts, In which they flourish most; where, in the beams Of warm encouragement, and in the eye Of public note, they reach their perfect size.