Women in ancient Rome who took vows of chastity and tended the sacred flame in the temple of the goddess Vesta. Their group numbered six at any one time. A vestal virgin could marry after her term of service was over, but to do so was considered bad luck. A vestal virgin who lost her virginity during her term of service was punished by being buried alive.
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He closed his eyes, imagining the virgins, imagining away the pain in his head and groin.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
This year's shockers: no Amy Poehler, nothing for 'Mad Men,' and a whole lot of love for virgins and transgenders.15 Enraging Golden Globe TV Snubs and Surprises: Amy Poehler, 'Mad Men' & More|Kevin Fallon|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So much for hungering for martyrdom and all those virgins waiting in paradise.
There are doctors, lawyers, and teachers, and even a special section for virgins.
Beneath the Sicilian streets are rooms filled with monks, lawyers, babies, and virgins.
Girls are brought to them and warranted virgins on the words of a Circassian.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
For what is the good thing of him, and what is his beautiful thing, but the corn of the elect, and wine springing forth virgins?
Thus there was a slaughter of young and old, destruction of women and children, and killing of virgins and infants.
The Vestal virgins received especial honor, and were appointed by the Pontifex Maximus.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I|John Lord
"The vestal virgins here are old men," replied Ralph, wickedly pleased to get a joke on the lady.Overland|John William De Forest