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Search phrase: abstinence


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HamletHam III.iv.168To the next abstinence; the next more easy;To the next abstinence.
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.iii.293And abstinence engenders maladies.And abstinence ingenders maladies. / And where that you haue vow'd to studie (Lords) / In that each of you haue forsworne his Booke. / Can you still dreame and pore, and thereon looke. / For when would you my Lord, or you, or you, / Haue found the ground of studies excellence, / Without the beauty of a womans face; / From womens eyes this doctrine I deriue, / They are the Ground, the Bookes, the Achadems, / From whence doth spring the true Promethean fire. / Why, vniuersall plodding poysons vp / The nimble spirits in the arteries, / As motion and long during action tyres / The sinnowy vigour of the trauailer. / Now for not looking on a womans face, / You haue in that forsworne the vse of eyes: / And studie too, the causer of your vow. / For where is any Author in the world, / Teaches such beauty as a womans eye: / Learning is but an adiunct to our selfe, / And where we are, our Learning likewise is. / Then when our selues we see in Ladies eyes, / With our selues. / Doe we not likewise see our learning there?
Measure for MeasureMM I.iii.12A man of stricture and firm abstinence,(A man of stricture and firme abstinence)
Measure for MeasureMM IV.ii.78He doth with holy abstinence subdueHe doth with holie abstinence subdue
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK I.ii.6And here to keep in abstinence we shameAnd here to keepe in abstinence we shame


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continencycontinence, sexual abstinence, self-restraint
fastpass a period of abstinence
fastingcaused by abstinence, hunger-induced


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abstinence, caused byfasting
abstinence, pass a period offast
abstinence, sexualcontinency
pass a period of abstinencefast
sexual abstinencecontinency

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