But it remained for the chaster genius of Addison to banish this painful topic from his elegant pages.
"Unmatcht for beauty, chaster than the ayre," wrote one poet.
Among the new boarders was a fussy old man named chaster, who was speedily nicknamed by the bell boys Chestnuts.
I wonder if we can't smuggle the skulls and the skeleton into Mr. chaster's room?
Towards evening he met a bell boy named Harry Ross who had also had trouble with chaster, and the two talked the matter over.
His taste was much simpler, chaster, and disinclined to the florid and ornamental, than that of Cicero.
The chaster she is, all the more will she revolt at the shamefulness of the verification!
Milton, a chaster and more unerring p. 128master of the art than Shakespeare, reveals no such lovable personality.
And my chaster imperial love, what were you too but earthliness?
c.1200, "virtuous, pure from unlawful sexual intercourse" (as defined by the Church), from Old French chaste "morally pure" (12c.), from Latin castus "clean, pure, morally pure" (see caste). Transferred sense of "sexually pure" is by 15c., perhaps by influence of chastity, though chaste as a noun meaning "virgin person" is recorded from early 14c. Related: Chastely.