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Noun1.continency - the exercise of self constraint in sexual matters
self-denial, self-discipline - the trait of practicing self discipline
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Second vote would destroy country IN addition to making continency plans for a 'no deal', they should have 14 million yellow vests on standby just in case the 'usual suspects' force through another referendum, plus an additional 25% for those remainers equally outraged!
(19) He identified as a hedonist during this period, famously praying, "Grant me chastity and continency, but not yet." (20) Augustine's early sexual experiences may have been important to his later views on sexual actions.
(14) Similar to mucosectomy and coloplasty, the colectomy involves retaining part of rectum to preserve continency that could effect on post-surgery quality of life.