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What is another word for continence?

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Noun
Abstention from carnal activities
“She was able to convince her husband that they live in continence and share a religious vocation.”
Noun
Abstinence, moderation or restraint in the indulgence of one's natural appetites
“Merton goes on to temper this idealistic vision with practical and realistic commentary on the difficulties involved in a life of continence.”
Noun
The restraint, prevention, or inhibition of a feeling, quality, etc.
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“The high chiefs were an exception to the general rule of continence.”
Noun
The ability to control oneself, or one's emotions and desires, especially in difficult situations
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“The following questions should be considered when working with someone who has a lack of continence.”
Noun
The state of being chaste or morally pure
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