incontinence

[ɪnkˈɒntɪnəns], [ɪnkˈɒntɪnəns], [ɪ_n_k_ˈɒ_n_t_ɪ_n_ə_n_s]

Definitions of incontinence:

  1.   The state of being incontinent; want of self- restraint; inability of an animal organ to restrain discharges. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2.   Want of restraint of the passions- especially of the sexual appetite; inability to restrain discharges. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3.   Lack of restraint, especially in indulging the passions. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Usage examples for incontinence:

  1. In the Inferno, sinners are organized by three vices- Incontinence Violence, and Fraud- and further subdivided by the seven deadly sins. ” – Divine-Comedy-Longfellow-s-Translation-Complete by Dante Alighieri
  2. We must be quite clear about this point, for so long as we toy in mind with the suggestion that there is any natural necessity for incontinence we are fatally weakened for our struggle. ” – Men, Women, and God by A. Herbert Gray
  3. She preferred charges of incontinence against Julia, and induced the easily influenced emperor to send the unfortunate woman back to exile, where she was quickly followed by an assassin under the orders of the empress. ” – Roman Women Woman: In All Ages and in All Countries, Volume 2 (of 10) by Alfred Brittain
  4. It is quite the contrary: many a time the continent and the pure are led by their impurities to try incontinence – Letters of Catherine Benincasa by Catherine Benincasa
  5. The jealous Roman husband's furious desire to prevent the consequences of his wife's incontinence was by no means well served by the use of such agents; on the contrary, the women themselves profited by the arrangement. ” – The Satyricon, Complete by Petronius Arbiter
  6. His next step was to bring her before the Ecclesiastical Courts and have her tried for incontinence – Old Church Lore by William Andrews
  7. It was his chief amusement to issue forth at night disguised, that he might indulge in vulgar and miscellaneous incontinence in the common haunts of vice. ” – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  8. As to incontinence this is more a secret crime. ” – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  9. “ I bequeath them to the most deserving: my pride to the Knights Templars; my avarice to the monks of Ciste; and, my incontinence to the prelates. ” – Monks, Popes, and their Political Intrigues by John Alberger
  10. And this is the conclusion that Aristotle also comes to when he says: Some people say that incontinence is impossible, if one has knowledge. ” – Preaching and Paganism by Albert Parker Fitch

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