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Chastity

Agnes, St.
virgin saint and martyr. [Christian Hagiog.: Brewster, 76]
Artemis
(Rom. Diana) moon goddess; virgin huntress. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 36]
Bona Dea
goddess; so chaste no one but husband sees her after marriage. [Rom. Myth.: Zimmerman, 43]
Britomart
embodiment of purity. [Br. Lit.: Faerie Queene]
Claudia
proves innocence by rescuing goddess’ ship. [Rom. Myth.: Hall, 70]
Cunegunda
proves innocence by walking unharmed on hot ploughshares. [Christian Hagiog.: Hall, 86]
Gawain, Sir
remained chaste despite the temptations offered him each night by his hostess. [Br. Lit.: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight in Benét, 934]
Joseph
resisted the advances of Potiphar’s wife. [O.T.: Gen. 39]
lapis lazuli
emblem of sexual purity. [Gem Symbolism: Kunz, 370]
mirror of Alasnam
by clearness or opacity shows woman’s purity. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights, “The Tale of Zayn Alasnam” ]
orange blossoms
symbolic of chastity when used in wedding ceremonies. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 176]
phoenix
in Middle Ages, attribute of chastity personified. [Art: Hall, 246]
sapphire
emblem of sexual purity. [Gem Symbolism: Kunz, 370]
tortoise
symbol of sexual purity. [Animal Symbolism: Mercatante, 21]
unicorn
capturable only by virgins; thus, a test of chastity. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 105]
Venus Verticordia
Venus invoked to make women pure once more. [Rom. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 1126]
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is often misleading and sometimes deceptive--in order to build a movement, capture the terms of public debate, and reshape the sexual culture according to their own vision." (3) As such, it is important to situate the culture of chastity in the rhetoric of the religious Right, frenzied efforts to push abstinence-only sex education onto the masses, and the severe backlash against comprehensive sex education advocated by the Bush Administration.
He said that the world, comprising those in the religious circle and the rest of the society, had stopped seeing the need to practise chastity.
| Rhys Mwyn gyda Glen Matlock (prif lun) a Chastity Brown (ar y dde).
The Duke's culminating spectacle thus showcases his mastery of theatrical exchange while simultaneously demonstrating his willingness to deploy the power of the gift, a power intimately associated with Isabella's chastity. The biopolitical violence underlying this authorization of exchange, however, is revealed in the Duke's famously troubling marriage proposal to Isabella.
The Chastity Project also takes a rigid stance on homosexuality.
In the process of collaring the girls, one of the policemen kicked Chastity in the face.
The healthiest way to avoid pregnancy is to practice chastity before marriage and Natural Family Planning (temporary chastity) within marriage.
'Live Pure' is a Catholic youth movement which focuses on chastity and upholding the culture of life.
Deputy Culture Minister Hossain Noushabadi was quoted by state broadcasting as saying, "Those who attend international events should take heed of the credibility and chastity of Iranians, so that a bad image of Iranian women will not be demonstrated to the world."
Chastity, whose mother grew up in a large Irish family in Boston, and whose father was an African-American jazz musician, was born in New Hampshire and moved down to Union City in Tennessee when she was seven years old.
To seek the graces is a prophetic tradition and to seek moderately is a form of chastity. However, neither chastity will stop the earnings nor will acquisitiveness bring any surplus.
BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: A leading member in Fadhila (Chastity) bloc Suzan al-Sd said here today that the Parliament will host both ministers of transport and foreign affairs tomorrow to discuss issues related to Kuwait, including the organization of navigation in Khor Abdulla Canal.