celibate


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celibate

adjective
(1) Abstaining from sexual activity relations.
(2) Referring to a person who abstains from sexual relations.

noun
(1) A person who abstains from sexual relations.
(2) A person who is unmarried for religious reasons.
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"But although it was hard being celibate, it helped stabilise my sex drive, helped me feel more independent and proved I could be happy alone.
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Prayer, particularly contemplative prayer, is indispensable and fundamental for the celibate life, for there is no other effective way to confront God-Self-Other within the core of the celibate reality.
tackles the stressors that fall upon all celibates at one time or another and follows up with realistic coping strategies.
"However, the restriction that they can be only appointed if they remain celibate is continued discrimination.
Hormonal contraceptives taken by celibate nuns would surely fall into this category, say the researchers.
Celibate cleric Jeffrey John was denied the opportunity to become Bishop of Reading because he was gay and was appointed Dean of St Albans instead.
Stoddard's article is followed by Sara Jacoby's "To be or not to be Celibate: Morality and Consort Practices According to the Treasure Revealer Se ra mkha' 'gro's (1892-1940) Auto/biographical Writings." While Stoddard's article focused on the early phyi dar period (late tenth-early twelfth centuries), Jacoby's article focuses on the eastern Tibetan region of Khams in the early twentieth century, and the role of celibacy in the process of revealing treasure teachings (gter ma).
Earlier this year Williams blocked the appointment of Jeffrey John, a celibate gay cleric, as Bishop of Reading.
But he said he would never endorse bishops in active homosexual relationships because of tradition and historical "standards" that require gay clergy to remain celibate.
The notion of the celibate giving his all to serve God, undistracted by family matters, was not implemented until 1545 at the Council of Trent.
The wacky singer stripped off for a revealing photoshoot with Vanity Fair, and told the magazine she was celibate because she feared losing her creativity.