One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Her chasteness was somehow the outward proof, the external manifestation, of a potential for sexual abandon all the more alluring for being hidden, invisible.’
- ‘There was a streak of the carnal in her; a passion that seemed to slip from beneath the chasteness imposed by the convent.’
- ‘Three women holding bands, entwining, have the chasteness of young girls frolicking on a beach.’
- ‘The passage has an almost classical chasteness.’
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