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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The exercise of self constraint; Voluntary regulation over urinary and fecal discharge.

Usage examples (27)
  • Many people leave the condition to go untreated for far too long and jeopardize their chances of regaining continence.
  • With all its color and fierce action, a certain Greek continence pervades it.
  • Following (and adapting) Aristotle, virtue ethicists draw a distinction between full or perfect virtue and "continence", or strength of will.
  • But I spared you because of my shadow's grudging reports as to your continence, which is a virtue that we of the Léshy peculiarly revere. " for more
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