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noun as in woman in religious order

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She fills the abbey’s coffers by managing its land more intelligently, ensuring that neither her nuns nor the inhabitants of the abbey’s satellite communities go hungry.

From Time

The nearby monastery has a list of rules by which the nuns live, including a dedication to silence and prayer.

Friars and nuns “saw an opportunity to cook sugars at a controlled temperature over an open fire, and that’s how it started.”

Legend has it that in the 17th century, the nuns in the Santa Monica Convent in Old Goa came up with, in millennial-speak, a zero-waste idea.

From Eater

At autopsy, researchers discovered that some fraction of these nuns had Alzheimer’s disease, but nobody knew it when they were alive.

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe is a nun of the Sacred Heart who rescues young girls from sexual slavery and rebel attacks in Uganda.

The typical habit for a nun was a, “long-sleeved tunic, reaching the floor and no décolleté, showing,” Campagnol says.

Piazza talks to Sister Madonna Buder, the “Iron Nun,” who is the oldest person to ever finish an Ironman Triathlon.

These are the celebrities of the nun world, and here is their story.

Apparently, Ryan tried bragging about how he sleeps in a cot in his office—to a nun.

Looking through this hole, the king perceived an old man weeping, a man in mourning garb singing, and a nun or widow dancing.

Then through a hole in the door I saw an old man crying, a dancing nun, and a man in mourning singing.

Beauty was still hers, and the dress of grayish hue, nun-like in its simplicity, seemed more than royal robe.

Nerto becomes a nun, but Don Rodrigue, with a band of ribald followers, succeeds in carrying her off with all the other nuns.

Are you of those who think a husband should come to them as one whose youth has been the youth of cloistered nun?


On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to nun, such as: sister, abbess, anchorite, postulant, prioress, and vestal.

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