continency

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n continency the exercise of self constraint in sexual matters
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are around 2,600 different species of frogs. They live on every continent except Antarctica.
    • Continency Self-restraint; self-command. "He knew what to say; he knew also, when to leave off, -- a continence which is practiced by few writers."
    • Continency The restraint which a person imposes upon his desires and passions; the act or power of refraining from indulgence of the sexual appetite, esp. from unlawful indulgence; sometimes, moderation in sexual indulgence. "If they [the unmarried and widows] have not continency , let them marry.""Chastity is either abstinence or continence : abstinence is that of virgins or widows; continence , that of married persons."
    • Continency Uninterrupted course; continuity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Wheat is the world's most widely cultivated plant; grown on every continent except Antarctica.
    • ns Continency the restraint imposed by a person upon his desires and passions: self-restraint in sexual indulgence, often absolute: chastity
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Quotations

  • Harold Macmillan
    Harold%20Macmillan
    “The wind of change is blowing through the continent. Whether we like it or not, this growth of national consciousness is a political fact.”
  • John Donne
    John%20Donne
    “No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.”
  • Allen E. Claxton
    Allen E. Claxton
    “The treacherous, unexplored areas of the world are not in continents or the seas; they are in the hearts and minds of men.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. continence, L. continentia,. See Continent, and cf. Countenance
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. continentemcontinēre, to contain—con, together, tenĕre, to hold.

Usage

In literature:

He was philosopher enough to be contented with his venture, and set off the same evening for the Continent.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
This change can be wrought in from one to three years of absolute continence.
"The Biology, Physiology and Sociology of Reproduction" by Winfield S. Hall
To obtain, however, a still more correct notion of the appearance of the continent, we must take another glance over it.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
But largely you will compete against each other and against the nations of the other continents.
"Adaptation" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
Some documents say that Prince Madoc may have explored the American continent.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
It is not cultivated to any extent in the Eastern continent.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
Wait fifty years for the continent to take the initiative, and there will not yet be enough business to build the road.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864" by Various
In 1540 Smith paid a visit to the Continent, and proceeded to Padua, where he took the degree of D.C.L.
"English Book Collectors" by William Younger Fletcher
He saw, but he did not heed, the rainbow of many national flags that spanned the continent.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
In Canada it is more common; and it roams across the continent to the shores of the Pacific.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Halley placed it 80 degrees east of the continent.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
It is no more abundant in England than in many parts of the continent of Europe.
"The Meaning of Evolution" by Samuel Christian Schmucker
Christopher Columbus wishes to be made Viceroy of all the continents and islands.
"Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia" by Various
Upward they flew toward the great gray sphere, their eyes on the dark outlines of its continents and on one continent.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930" by Various
France and England had acquired most of the North American continent.
"Pioneers of the Pacific Coast" by Agnes C. Laut
Opinions differ considerably as to the effects of sexual continence.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
His tour had begun in the air of triumph which we were to find everywhere in his passage across the Continent.
"Westward with the Prince of Wales" by W. Douglas Newton
After lunch I went to Falk's photograph studio to be taken, and read the first page of "Jonathan and His Continent," into his phonograph.
"A Frenchman in America" by Max O'Rell
In later years this name was used for the whole continent.
"The Story of Our Country"
It is still dry land and is a part of our own continent.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
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In poetry:

Out of the urn a size of a man
Out of the room the weight of his trouble
Out of the house that holds a town
In the continent of a fossil
"Ballad Of The Long-Legged Bait" by Dylan Thomas
It was as if an earthquake rent
The hearth-stones of a continent,
And made forlorn
The households born
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
"Flower-De-Luce: Christmas Bells" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
He flared the continent with fire,
The rivers ran in lines of light!
Thy will be done on earth — if right
Or wrong he cared not to inquire.
"The Death Of Grant" by Ambrose Bierce
Beware the man who's crossed in love;
For pent-up steam must find its vent.
Stand back when he is on the move,
And lend him all the Continent.
"The Naulahka" by Rudyard Kipling
Here on this mightier continent apart,
Here on these rolling plains,
Swells the first throb of that immortal heart,
The pulse of those huge veins.
"Republic And Motherland" by Alfred Noyes
See, revolving, the globe;
The ancestor-continents, away, group'd together;
The present and future continents, north and south, with the isthmus
between.
"Starting From Paumanok" by Walt Whitman

In news:

View full size Kevin O'Donovan / One World Futbol The organization "Coaches Across Continents" uses One World Futbols in their programs that rehabilitate child soldiers in Northern Uganda.
Bill Gates, cochair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, added his support to the Kick Polio Out of Africa campaign this week, signing a soccer ball that is making its way through the continent before the 2010 World Cup.
France, With the Continent's Highest Birthrate, Holds On to Its Social Welfare Program for New Moms.
"Sometimes our differences run so deep it seems we share a continent but not a country".
When defense contractor Lockheed Martin wanted to wow visitors to a new facility, it turned flat-screen TVs into virtual continents.
But at Alla Spina , the Vetri crew’s new Italian gastropub off North Broad Street, my meals revealed two continents drifting farther apart with every little plate.
European stock markets, notably Germany's, plunged today, as investors across the Continent seemed to conclude that they are no longer insulated from crises elsewhere.
Belgium also saw mass protests, and transportation across the western side of the continent was deeply affected.
Virus's Tangled Genes Straddle Continents, Raising a Mystery About Its Origins.
In this week's fiction roundup, three protagonists search for missing girls on three different continents – with results as far apart as their settings.
Pearls Around the White Continent Part III: Intruders in the Realm of the Sea Lions.
Where the seafloor and the land collide, though, moving on separate crustal plates, the dense oceanic rock dives under the lighter continent--it gets subducted , as geologists say.
We rarely get a chance to feature designs from the continent, and so jumped at the chance to see what the show was about.
France, With the Continent 's Highest Birthrate, Holds On to Its Social Welfare Program for New Moms.
The Continent , Off the Grid.
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In science:

Under the additional assumption that Pk |E (X0 ¯Xk )| < ∞, the spectral measure m is absolutely continuous with continous density h and we have uniformly tightness even for every β .
Recurrence of the twisted planar random walk
Ball, Global attractors for damped semilinear wave equations, Discrete Contin.
Random Attractors for the Stochastic Benjamin-Bona-Mahony Equation on Unbounded Domains
Ball, Global attractors for damped semilinear wave equations, Discrete Contin.
Random Attractors for the Stochastic FitzHugh-Nagumo System on Unbounded Domains
From the physicist’s point of view, a continous random variableb X is characterized by a non-negative function p(x), the probability density function (PDF), or probability distribution, of X .
Global fluctuations in physical systems: a subtle interplay between sum and extreme value statistics
For any T ∈ (0, ∞), let D[0, T ] be the space of all real valued funtions on [0, T ] which are right continous and which have limits from the left, equipped with the Skorohod topology.
Limiting distributions and large deviations for random walks in random environments
The function h is then continous on the positive half line.
An elementary approach to extreme values theory
By a semitopological semigroup we understand a Hausdorff topological space S endowed with a separately continous semigroup operation.
The Rees-Suschkewitsch Theorem for simple topological semigroups
Here, charmonia are continously formed (and destroyed) during the plasma phase and dynamical input, such as J/ψ production cross sections, is needed to make predictions.
Charmonium from Statistical Hadronization of Heavy Quarks -- a Probe for Deconfinement in the Quark-Gluon Plasma
Stadlbauer, Thermodynamic formalism for random countable Markov shifts, Discrete Contin.
On random topological Markov chains with big images and preimages
Saussol, Recurrence rate in rapid ly mixing dynamical systems, Discrete Contin.
Recurrence for random dynamical systems
For background on continous cohomology we refer to Lecture 3 in [B1] (a more comprehensive introduction is [Gu]).
A Volume Function for CR Tetrahedra
Stenlund, Quenched CLT for random toral automorphism, Discrete Contin.
Recurrence for quenched random Lorentz tubes
Cao Y, Feng D and Huang W 2008 The Thermodynamic Formalism for Submultiplicative Potentials Discrete Contin.
The Hausdorff dimension of average conformal repellers under random perturbation
Bourgain, On random Schr¨odinger operators on Z2 , Discrete Contin.
Boltzmann limit for a homogenous Fermi gas with dynamical Hartree-Fock interactions in a random medium
We contine with the notation of the last section.
A 3-local characterization of Co_2
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