Usage examples for chaste

  1. She was chaste, but young. – Look Back on Happiness by Knut Hamsun
  2. To these qualifications he brings the vigor and elasticity of early manhood, and, after years of untiring and energetic devotion to this one subject, he has produced a volume of Sacred Music, rich in melody, chaste and harmonious in composition, simple in arrangement, and thoroughly adapted to the wants of his own country. – Rollo in Holland by Jacob Abbott
  3. That honor which is the very basis of civilization is essentially chaste. – Heart and Soul by Victor Mapes (AKA Maveric Post)
  4. But whatever the subject, your exquisite taste Will ensure a design very charming and chaste, Like yourself, full of nature and beauty- Yet besides the good points you already reveal, You will need a few others- of well- temper'd steel, And especially form'd for the duty. – The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by Thomas Hood
  5. There is, however, in this matter an extremely chaste bit of advice that sums up the whole situation as well as a father can tell his son. – Education: How Old The New by James J. Walsh
  6. " Eugenia is so beautiful because she is so chaste and pure," sighed Glauke, who had heard a part of the conversation. – The Scarlet Banner by Felix Dahn
  7. The luxury, the richness of the place, though chaste, jarred on him; why, he could not have told. – At Love's Cost by Charles Garvice
  8. To one sole object all my efforts point: her mind must be prepared, ay so that when the question shall be put, chaste as that mind is, it scarcely shall receive a shock. – Anna St. Ives by Thomas Holcroft
  9. He seems, however, to have drawn his disgusting portrait from his own country; and the chaste beauty of Britain only looks the more lovely beside this Florentine wife. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli
  10. The object of the contest is a fair and honorable one, equally open to you all; and I have no doubt the personal conduct of all will be so chaste, as to offer no ground of dissatisfaction with each other. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  11. A pump is a very chaste practice. – The World's Greatest Books, Vol III by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
  12. Yours was so cold and chaste, Whilst mine with zeale did waste, Like Fire with Water plac'd. – Minor Poems of Michael Drayton by Michael Drayton
  13. When they alighted in front of the watch- tower, however, an elderly laundry- maid who had worked for the Ortliebs recognised the sisters and pointed them out to the others, protesting that it was hard for a woman of her chaste spirit to have served in a house where such things could have happened. – In The Fire Of The Forge, Volume 7. by Georg Ebers
  14. The French are admirable critics of acting, and are keenly alive to the beauties of a chaste and finished style, like that of Mademoiselle Mars. – The Idler in France by Marguerite Gardiner
  15. Therefore, the young and timid girl, the chaste and modest woman must think of shameful deeds and fill their minds with impure ideas, in order to confess to an unmarried man whatever they may be guilty of, however repugnant may be to them such confession, or dangerous for the priest who is bound to hear, and even demand it. – The Priest, The Woman And The Confessional by Father Chiniquy
  16. Among them are round, flat, wet, dry, clear, pure, odd, free, plain, fair, chaste, blind, and more than forty others, which are compared about as often as any words in the language. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  17. The American navy had suffered severely from Jefferson's " chaste reformation" but it had not lost its fighting spirit. – Jefferson and his Colleagues A Chronicle of the Virginia Dynasty, Volume 15 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Allen Johnson
  18. Remove not thyself, even for a little week, from thy place in her chaste bosom. – From-Twice-Told-Tales by Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  19. Because she is pious, chaste, and pure; because she loves him; because she is frightened and falls a- weeping. – La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages by Jules Michelet
  20. She lay calmly gazing at the Southern Cross and other lovely stars shining with vivid but chaste fire in the purple vault of heaven. – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault