Then, he confessed he feared his incontinence, caused by an untreated pinched nerve in his back, would keep him from finding love.
Sitting at my computer desk I suddenly thought I understood what incontinence felt like.
incontinence, impotence, insomnia, and depression are terrible whether or not they're medicalized.
These are undoubtedly the most effectual remedies for incontinence in ecclesiastics and servants of God.
Secondly they mean to charge her with incontinence with Bothwell, and others.
incontinence in respect of anger is not so bad as in respect of desire.
It is a device of the unchaste—a lame excuse for their own incontinence, unfounded on any physiological law.
It is an incontinence of brilliance, graceless and aggressive, a glaring swagger.
In 1325 the Prioress Joan de Barton resigned, having been found guilty of incontinence with the inevitable chaplain.
Whether any of the aforesaid or others in sacred orders are incontinent, and in what kind of incontinence.
late 14c., "inability to restrain sexual desire, sexual immorality," later "inability to keep to a religious rule" (early 15c.), from Old French incontinence "lack of abstinence, unchastity" (12c.) or directly from Latin incontinentia "greediness; incontinence," noun of quality from incontinens "incontinent, immoderate, intemperate" (see incontinent). Meaning "inability to retain bodily functions" is from 1754.
late 14c., "wanting in self restraint," from Old French incontinent, from Latin incontinentem (nominative incontinens) "incontinent, immoderate, intemperate," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + continens (see continent). Originally chiefly of sexual appetites; sense of "unable to control bowels or bladder" first attested 1828.
incontinence in·con·ti·nence (ĭn-kŏn'tə-nəns)
The inability to control excretory functions.
Lack of restraint in sexual relations; immoderation.
incontinent in·con·ti·nent (ĭn-kŏn'tə-nənt)
Lacking normal voluntary control of excretory functions.
Lacking sexual restraint; unchaste.