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Chast

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Chast chāst to chasten.
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Quotations

  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric%20Hoffer
    “There are no chaste minds. Minds copulate wherever they meet.”
  • Malcolm Muggeridge
    Malcolm%20Muggeridge
    “Good taste and humor are a contradiction in terms, like a chaste whore.”
  • John Donne
    John%20Donne
    “Take me to you, imprison me, for I, except you enthrall me, never shall be free, nor ever chaste, except you ravish me.”
  • Edward Gibbon
    Edward%20Gibbon
    “My English text is chaste, and all licentious passages are left in the obscurity of a learned language.”
  • Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Fyodor%20Dostoevsky
    “Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny.”

Usage

In literature:

It was at once chaste and effective.
"Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume V (of X)" by Various
The walls of the Salle des Procureurs are adorned with chaste niches.
"Account of a Tour in Normandy, Vol. I. (of 2)" by Dawson Turner
Lavinia, from Thomson's Seasons, painted by Sir Martin Archer Shee, is a chaste production.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
It was the excessive effort to be chaste which made her a prude.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
He who is above good and evil, who is chaste, who with care passes through the world, he indeed is called a Bhikshu.
"Sacred Books of the East" by Various
He was neither chaste, nor industrious, nor religious.
"Emerson and Other Essays" by John Jay Chapman
Everything so chaste in the surroundings!
"The Abominations of Modern Society" by Rev. T. De Witt Talmage
Antonyms: chaste, modest, pure.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
And as for dress, if you'd arrange to wear a chaste feather duster only, you'd make a hit.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
A law was enacted providing that priests, deacons and sub-deacons should live chastely or resign.
"A Short History of Monks and Monasteries" by Alfred Wesley Wishart
He who wears it must live chastely and honorably; so shall he never feel the distress of poverty.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 4" by Charles Dudley Warner
The women are beautiful, those of the higher ranks being chaste, contrary to what is usual in most parts of the world.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume VI" by Robert Kerr
If Yama and the seven guardians of the world know me chaste, then be my face unmaimed!
"Hindu Literature" by Epiphanius Wilson
The women are very beautiful, yet chaste, two qualities that seldom go together.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume VII" by Robert Kerr
She was a smallish moon, looking very chaste and chilly and she peered vaguely through folds of scurrying fog.
"In the Footprints of the Padres" by Charles Warren Stoddard
A man of genius may very well be chaste, modest, unselfish, and retiring.
"The Ethics of Drink and Other Social Questions" by James Runciman
The women of this country, and likewise those of Tanna, are, so far as I could judge, far more chaste than those of the more eastern islands.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 14" by Robert Kerr
Their dress is both tasteful and chaste.
"Monsieur Violet" by Frederick Marryat
She is naturally better, purer, and more chaste in thought and language.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
And she was by name the chaste Rukmini.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
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In poetry:

You could do all things but be good
Or chaste of mien;
And that you would not if you could,
We know, Faustine.
"Faustine" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
As Isaac and Rebecca give
A pattern chaste and kind:
So may this married couple live,
And die in faith divine.
"A Wedding Hymn" by Noah Calwell W Cannon
In life she is Diana chaste,
In troth Penelopey;
In word and eke in deed steadfast.
--What will you more we say?
"A Praise of his Lady" by Anonymous British
This cruellest pleasure Heaven,
Chastely smiling, can enjoy:
To see a man of twenty-seven
Just a frightened boy.
"Blue Funk" by Benjamin Musser
Thy stately chaste disdaine,
Thy secret thanckfulnes,
Thy grace reservd, thy common light
That shines in worthines.
"A Fancy" by Edward Dyer
"With a speech as chaste and gentle,
And such meanings as become
Ear of child, or ear of angel,
Speak, or be thou dumb.
"The Lily Confidante" by Henry Timrod

In news:

Your movies are pretty chaste, too.
Christ was a celibate and a chaste male, and we want to give ourselves entirely to God and to the people.
It's not a long time to remain chaste, you might argue, but the 29-year-old musician did a " celibacy cleanse" back in 2003 for eight months and says it made her feel fantastic.
For more than thirty years, Roz Chast has captured the tiny frights and foibles of modern life in her New Yorker cartoons.
The Things Roz Chast Hates, 'From A To Z'.
New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast says she is sure of two things: she is an anxious person, and she knows her alphabet by heart.
Getting to the Heart of Chaste Love.
A Not-So- Chaste "Kiss" In Brattleboro.
Flirted, Chastely, With Fame.
Forcefully, yet Chastely.
The chaste green and purple cover (appropriately enough the colors of the Wimbledon tennis club) has inset on the back a modest-sized picture of the poet.
Americans weren't any more chaste in the past, researchers report.
It seems appropriate that a test drive was the occasion for these intimacies—Joan and Don are both high-performance machines, and they have just-chaste-enough fun flirting, admiring each other, and enjoying old Sinatra tunes.
Does he prefer chaste board shorts or revealing Speedos.
New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast gives a unique take on an old fable about saving for the future and living for the moment.
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