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Origin of celibacy
OTHER WORDS FROM celibacycel·i·bat·ic [sel-uh-bat-ik] /ˌsɛl əˈbæt ɪk/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for celibacy
Do you think that if the rules on celibacy were loosened, this would change things considerably?Alex Gibney’s ‘Mea Maxima Culpa’: Sex, Lies, and the Catholic Church|Michael Moynihan|February 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
First undergo a rectal exam, celibacy lecture, and waiting period.State Pols Outraged by Anti-Abortion Laws Push Onerous Restrictions on Viagra|Allison Yarrow|March 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
After this warm appeal, the evangelists met at Einsidlen came to celibacy.
Prejudices: celibacy of priests, futility of adultery, emancipation of woman.Bouvard and Pcuchet, part 2|Gustave Flaubert
Between these the primal law of celibacy between brother and sister as such embraced the whole generation.Social Origins and Primal Law|Andrew Lang
The light which he and his friends had acquired on the subject of celibacy was not generally diffused.
On the one hand you are doomed to a life of celibacy—married to a woman whom you can never meet again.'Farewell'|W. H. Stacpoole