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noun as in convent

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In March of 2017, with much fanfare and the Karmapa presiding, 19 women received novice monastic vows from a group of five fully ordained nuns from Nan Lin Vinaya Nunnery in Taiwan.

Yes, the capricious, man-eating screen siren has, quite literally, gotten thee to a nunnery.

I shall get the place full of a jolly lot of girls, and Wendover Park won't be no mouldy church, nor no bloomin' nunnery.

Another cause of its unfavourable reception seems to have been, its second title of "Love in a Nunnery."

Oh, restore to me my maiden quietude, in my nunnery of Subiaco—when the night was so calm in my cell.

As its unearthly glow irradiated the world around him, reversing its light and shade, the visions of the nunnery recurred.

The child was then to be conveyed to the nunnery, her husband being deluded into the belief that she had miscarried.


On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to nunnery, such as: cloister, abbey, monastery, priory, retreat, and religious community.

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