Origin of celibate
OTHER WORDS FROM celibatenon·cel·i·bate, adjectiveun·cel·i·bate, adjective
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How to use celibate in a sentence
Harvard University’s chapter of Christian Union, called Harvard College Faith and Action, ignited controversy in 2018 for forcing a student leader to step down after finding out that she was in a celibate same-sex relationship.Christian Union perpetuates culture of homophobia at elite universities|Caris White|February 28, 2022|Washington Blade
Later, he told me that, because he could not change his sexuality, he planned to stay celibate for life.
After a brief fling at age 40, he was celibate for the next 35 years.Perspective-changing experiences, good or bad, can lead to richer lives|Sujata Gupta|September 1, 2021|Science News
He was 35 at the time, a widely admired teacher and girls’ basketball coach who lived in a People of Praise home for celibate men.‘People of Praise leaders failed me’: Christian group tied to Justice Amy Coney Barrett faces reckoning over sexual misconduct|Beth Reinhard, Alice Crites|June 11, 2021|Washington Post
We can address these problems without all becoming celibate.The biggest problem with capitalism? Not enough capitalists|jakemeth|November 21, 2020|Fortune
Does he really think that telling gay Christians to be celibate is a good idea?The Hateful Pastor All Too Happy to Be Left Behind When It Comes to Gays|Jay Michaelson|September 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If married life is as boring and joyless as this document, I am glad I am celibate.
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.Alex Gibney’s ‘Mea Maxima Culpa’: Sex, Lies, and the Catholic Church|Michael Moynihan|February 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And there have always been those who have remained celibate or had only one lifelong sexual partner.
I used to believe that there was benefit to health and increase of power, whether physical or mental, in the celibate life.
This glimmer of wonder and envy, the revelation of a life intensely celibate, was for an instant infinitely touching.The Tragic Muse|Henry James
And besides they tend to the extinction of the human species by reason of their monastic and celibate ideal.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy|Isaac Husik
It goes without saying that this remarkable man was a High Churchman and a celibate.Witching Hill|E. W. Hornung
"It would bring a little colour into one's life," said Eric, looking with disfavour at the grimly celibate sitting-room.Lady Lilith|Stephen McKenna