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continence

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1 abstention from sexual intercourse
  • argued for a pregnancy-prevention program that did not put so much faith in the continence of teenagers

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4 voluntary restraint in the satisfaction of one's appetites
  • a gambling mecca that has a reputation for being the sort of place where caution and continence are thrown to the wind

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The first known use of continence was in the 14th century

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“Continence.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/continence. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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