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  • as innun
  • as inmother superior
  • as inprelate

synonyms for abbess

  • sister
  • anchorite
  • postulant
  • prioress
  • vestal
  • canoness
  • mother superior
  • religious woman
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      How to use abbess in a sentence

      Heloise, abbess of the Paraclete, died; celebrated as the mistress of Abelard, and for her learning.
      THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
      The portrait of an abbess is to be seen in the left-hand corner; above is a row of ten figures—saints, bishops, and holy women.
      BELL'S CATHEDRALS: A SHORT ACCOUNT OF ROMSEY ABBEYTHOMAS PERKINS
      Bishop Fox in his injunctions in 1507 forbade sundry priests to hold any communication with the abbess or with any of the nuns.
      BELL'S CATHEDRALS: A SHORT ACCOUNT OF ROMSEY ABBEYTHOMAS PERKINS
      A true mother in God the abbess proved, and a dutiful and loving daughter was Æthelflæd.
      BELL'S CATHEDRALS: A SHORT ACCOUNT OF ROMSEY ABBEYTHOMAS PERKINS
      Sometimes the abbess was forbidden to take into the convent more than a certain number of nuns.
      BELL'S CATHEDRALS: A SHORT ACCOUNT OF ROMSEY ABBEYTHOMAS PERKINS
      "He is here at this very time," exclaimed the abbess, fastening fiery looks on the count.
      BALSAMO, THE MAGICIANALEXANDER DUMAS
      Frightened at her own words, Lorenza stopped to study the abbess' sweet and intelligent countenance.
      BALSAMO, THE MAGICIANALEXANDER DUMAS
      "Show him in," said the abbess, encouraged by the new addition to the party being a churchman.
      BALSAMO, THE MAGICIANALEXANDER DUMAS
      I was not long in discovering that the abbess had conceived a passion for me, and I became her too docile favorite.
      RULE OF THE MONKGIUSEPPE GARIBALDI
      Another young girl came forward in haste, and interrupted the discourse of the abbess.
      RULE OF THE MONKGIUSEPPE GARIBALDI
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      WORDS RELATED TO ABBESS

      • Holy Mother
      • abbess
      • ecclesiarch
      • lady superior
      • prioress
      • reverend mother
      • superior
      • superioress
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