For the second half of his life, Mahatma Gandhi was not straight, gay, or bisexual: He was, by choice, celibate.
If married life is as boring and joyless as this document, I am glad I am celibate.
Does he really think that telling gay Christians to be celibate is a good idea?
His great-uncle, who has never self-identified as gay but who Sam believes is, lives a celibate life committed to the Church.
I believe that you can choose to be celibate and that you can train people to be celibate.
She has represented a celibate priesthood as a greater ideal than a married priesthood.
A celibate religion ever suspects the serpent in the neighbourhood of the woman.
The last day of Kophetua's celibate reign began with a formidable riot.
This particular specimen of the genus was both a vegetarian and a celibate.
Yesterday he had seriously believed himself to be a celibate for life; he had dismissed for ever the hope of happiness.
1610s, "state of celibacy" (especially as mandated to clergy in the Catholic church) from French célibat (16c.), from Latin caelibatus (see celibacy). This was the only sense until earl 19c. The adjective meaning "unmarried, sworn to remain single" is recorded from 1825. As a noun, one who is sworn to such a condition, from 1838.