Origin of continence
OTHER WORDS FROM continencenon·con·ti·nence, nounnon·con·ti·nen·cy, nounun·con·ti·nence, noun
Words nearby continence
How to use continence in a sentence
I remarked, what a difficulty the law of continence must impose on those who had to determine the vocation of young men.
He was thoroughly persuaded that continence could not be really observed by the French clergy.
In the popular view, continence, self-control, is adherence to our formed judgment.
A number of well-meaning people demand from men absolute "continence" save for procreation only.Married Love|Marie Carmichael Stopes
The lesson of history, then, is that continence is essential to the progress of the race.The Woman Who Vowed|Ellison Harding