Origin of continence
OTHER WORDS FROM continencenon·con·ti·nence, nounnon·con·ti·nen·cy, nounun·con·ti·nence, noun
How to use continence in a sentence
Besides, it signifies nothing, for there is neither continency nor virtue where there are no opposing desires.The Essays of Montaigne, Complete|Michel de Montaigne
Thou enjoinest continency: give me what Thou enjoinest, and enjoin what Thou wilt.
He draws a distinction between the Germanes and the Brahmins on the subject of continency, the Brahmins being polygamists.The Influence of Buddhism on Primitive Christianity|Arthur Lillie
The public morals are insecure till the family is chastely planted, the state guarded by the continency of its male members.Tablets|Amos Bronson Alcott
Verily Thou enjoinest me continency from the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the ambition of the world.