Meaning of CELIBATE in English

CELIBATE

adjective

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

He had remained celibate for three years before he met Hannah.

She was not prepared for a celibate life in the Church.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A celibate period followed, he says, before he started making out with men.

But Jim had been living a celibate life for nearly eighteen years and planned to continue doing so.

It costs much less to support celibate clergy than ministers or rabbis with spouses and children.

It was unsettling to know that a panel of celibate strangers were scrutinizing her most intimate affairs.

The celibate person is more available, not less so.

The priest must be celibate in order to purify himself for the handling of the sacred in the sacrament.

The result was that Dahomean kings were very fecund, while ordinary Dahomean men were often celibate and barren.

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