The works of the temperate spirit and the works of incontinency are, I take it, diametrically opposed?
Or what can be safe to a man, that geueth himselfe to incontinency?
Whilst I was thus making these laudable dispositions, and whispering to myself a kind of tacit vow of incontinency, enters Mr. H..
He is defamed of incontinency with Lucia de la Stubbe, a married woman (conjugata).
On the 16th the Six Articles Bill was moderated, in favour not of heresy, but of the more venial offence of incontinency.
The woman is denominated a sinner, because incontinency was her trade and the means of her subsistence.
To do so, he got up a charge against her of incontinency with the cook, and put both in confinement.
"You are charged with incontinency towards the king's highness," replied Suffolk sternly.
Likewise the priest of Vieux-Rouen is accused of incontinency, and goes about wearing a sword in shameless garb.
Then did Pheroras reproach Salome for her incontinency, as did the women much more; and said that Sylleus had debauched her.
late 14c., "wanting in self restraint," from Old French incontinent, from Latin incontinentem (nominative incontinens) "incontinent, immoderate, intemperate," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + continens (see continent). Originally chiefly of sexual appetites; sense of "unable to control bowels or bladder" first attested 1828.
incontinent in·con·ti·nent (ĭn-kŏn'tə-nənt)
Lacking normal voluntary control of excretory functions.
Lacking sexual restraint; unchaste.