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noun as in nunnery

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Catalina de Erauso escaped a convent at age 15 and began dressing as a man, which is when her adventure began.

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Second and subsequent daughters were more likely than eldest daughters to end up in the convent.

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“So we see this spread from convent to convent before it gets to Guanajuato, where it’s made exclusively from goat’s milk” thanks to the prolific production in that region, Gomez-Rejón says.

Itsi was an entrepreneurial thespian who created what was arguably the first live-action haunted house, a place called Blood Manor in an abandoned convent.

There’s a study that’s been running for a few decades with nuns who’ve lived in a convent their whole lives and agreed to donate their brains upon their death.

The convent, obviously, but also the court—and even her unrequited longing for the elusive lady of her sonnets.

The Venetian police force is headquartered in the former convent, Santa Zaccaria, another site that has seen more exciting days.

His memoirs led Campagnol to a convent at the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli on Murano, where Mr. Casanova had a lover.

As the story goes, many Venetian nuns were noble women forced into the convent to save their families from bankruptcy.

Pulcini had locked the front door of the convent, but now he found it open.

During the whole day there was an incessant fusillade, the rebelsʼ chief stronghold being the Recoleto Convent.

They buried her body in the Recollect convent, with the greatest pomp possible.

There were five men and three women in the circus troupe, and among the four nuns was the grave reverend mother of a convent.

With them she spent a year, in a seclusion from the world almost as entire as that which she found in the solitude of the convent.

Her reception at the convent, where she was already held in such high esteem, was cordial in the extreme.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to convent, such as: abbey, cloister, monastery, retreat, school, and religious community.

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