CONTINENCE in a Sentence

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continence
 n.  self control; self restraint; partial or complete abstention from sexual activity
Classic Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  The width of the continent might have spread between her and home instead of twenty- five miles of dusty road.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
2  From the Gormers' tumultuous progress across their native continent, she returned with an altered view of her situation.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5
3  They were nearly all Islanders in the Pequod, ISOLATOES too, I call such, not acknowledging the common continent of men, but each ISOLATO living on a separate continent of his own.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. Knights and Squires.
4  I stand alone here upon an open sea, with two oceans and a whole continent between me and law.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 123. The Musket.
5  Let us, then, all take hold together, with all our might, and see what we can do with this new enterprise, and the whole splendid continent of Africa opens before us and our children.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
6  We are also to observe that upon our continent, this distemper is like religious controversy, confined to a particular spot.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In IV
7  One of the most undisputed forms of the health of society in the nineteenth century was established over France, and over the continent.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVIII—A RECRUDESCENCE OF DIVINE RIGHT
8  There is one word which crops up in every language of the continent, with a sort of mysterious power and authority.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—ROOTS
9  I'm going to write you a regular volume, for I've got heaps to tell, though I'm not a fine young lady traveling on the continent.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE
10  The continent, as far as it is subject to the monarch of the flying island, passes under the general name of Balnibarbi; and the metropolis, as I said before, is called Lagado.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER IV.
11  No sea at all between us and the continent.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 2
12  I agree--things look worse than ever on the continent.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
13  In the empty immensity of earth, sky, and water, there she was, incomprehensible, firing into a continent.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In I
14  Another report from the cliff made me think suddenly of that ship of war I had seen firing into a continent.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In I
15  The arrangement lasted five years during which the boat went three times around the continent.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 6
Example Sentence:
1  Lucy exhibited impressive continence in steering clear of fattening foods, and she lost 50 pounds.
2  Weather forecast said there are early signs that this continent risks entering another El Nino episode.
3  Blair memorably described the continent as a scar on the conscience of the world and insisted that the international community could heal it.
4  Sometimes known as Europe's tiger, the continent's only native wild cat does roam Spain, Portugal and southern France.
5  Although the continent has been the worst affected by AIDS, it also boasts some of the world's most spectacular success stories.
6  The links between the world's largest developing country, China, and the world's largest developing continent could challenge the links between Europe and Africa.
7  Fairfax had said so; but I thought the continent of Europe had bounded his wanderings; till now I had never heard a hint given of visits to more distant shores.
8  Foot and Mouth is found on every continent and periodic outbreaks occur in most countries.
9  She loved the African continent.
10  Stanley traversed the continent from west to east.
11  Geographically, the UK is on the periphery of Europe, while Paris is at the heart of the continent.
12  The city lay defenceless before the most powerful fighting force on the continent.
13  It is a misconception to assume that the two continents are similar.
14  Many nations great and small, even continents, are in actuality thus godless.
15  It�s at the junction of the two continents of Europe and Africa where the earth�s crust is broken and fragmented.