Origin of celibate
Related formsnon·cel·i·bate, adjectiveun·cel·i·bate, adjective
Examples from the Web for celibate
If married life is as boring and joyless as this document, I am glad I am celibate.
I believe that you can choose to be celibate and that you can train people to be celibate.Alex Gibney’s ‘Mea Maxima Culpa’: Sex, Lies, and the Catholic Church|Michael Moynihan|February 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He was almost motherly in his celibate tenderness to the little ones to whom he took a fancy.The Wits and Beaux of Society|Grace & Philip Wharton
The priests of the temple of Dea (Syria) were, on the other hand, celibate, and so were some orders of the Egyptian priests.The Freethinker's Text Book, Part II.|Annie Besant
But the luxury of doing good is by no means confined to the celibate.How to be Happy Though Married|E. J. Hardy.
Its Lamas are all celibate and hereditary succession is not recognized.
The celibate has all the sexual ardour for his religious or humanitarian devotion.An Outline of Sexual Morality|Kenneth Ingram