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chastity

Sexology An abstinence from unlawful sexual activity, either outside or inside marriage; total abstinence, celibacy. See Celibacy.
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The immediate effect is chastening, though the ultimate result is integrative in the fullest sense.
It was a chastening experience for us today but we're just going to have to take it on the chin now and move on pretty quickly.
Jonathan On a chastening afternoon for Warwickshire's bowlers, only 19-year-old Thomason took more than one wicket.
Barley Mow's end-of-season ritual of playing in unfamiliar positions proved a chastening experience this year as they were crushed 9-2 by champions Long Lawford who were in no mood to take things easy.
ANDY Murray vowed to work harder than ever after a chastening loss to Grigor Dimitrov ended his Wimbledon title defence in the quarter-finals.
The home side, made up mostly of second-string players and also Glamorgan all-rounder Jim Allenby, who finished the opening day on 34, romped to 369 for four by the close as England's cast of tall pacemen endured a chastening first day of action since arriving Down Under.
Payouts by the 81% state-owned bank are likely to infuriate investors after a "chastening" 2012 when a PS390m settlement for Libor rate-fixing, another PS1.1bn of mis-selling provisions and a PS175m IT fiasco drove losses deeper from PS1.2bn in 2011.
CRICKET: England still believed they were in with a chance of victory in the final Test against New Zealand after a chastening first day at Eden Park.
BOLTON manager Gary Megson hopes his players are ready to show Chelsea that they have learned their lessons from the chastening Carling Cup defeat at Stamford Bridge.
West Bromwich Albion may have opened the new campaign up with a defeat but there was nothing chastening about their experience of the Emirates.
Sir Fred Goodwin, who took home more than pounds 4million last year, said the pounds 691million pre-tax loss was a "chastening experience" that the board "regret very much".
BANGOR CITY'S eighth foray into Europe since the formation of the Welsh Premiershipis heading in the same direction as the previous seven first-round exits, following a chastening experience for manager Nev Powell and his Farrar Road side atWrexham's Racecourse Ground last night.