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synonyms for nunnery

  • cloister
  • abbey
  • monastery
  • priory
  • retreat
  • religious community
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How to use nunnery in a sentence

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.
THE EVERLASTING ARMSJOSEPH HOCKING
Another cause of its unfavourable reception seems to have been, its second title of "Love in a Nunnery."
THE WORKS OF JOHN DRYDEN, VOLUME 4 (OF 18)JOHN DRYDEN
Oh, restore to me my maiden quietude, in my nunnery of Subiaco—when the night was so calm in my cell.
BALSAMO, THE MAGICIANALEXANDER DUMAS
As its unearthly glow irradiated the world around him, reversing its light and shade, the visions of the nunnery recurred.
THE AGE OF ERASMUSP. S. ALLEN
The child was then to be conveyed to the nunnery, her husband being deluded into the belief that she had miscarried.
THE MYSTERIES OF MONTREALCHARLOTTE FUHRER
By the time the Rev. Mr. Flood called at the nunnery the children had dried their tears, and were beginning to feel quite at home.
THE MYSTERIES OF MONTREALCHARLOTTE FUHRER
Never was there such a commotion in the quiet Nunnery, and the inmates gathered round in excited groups to listen to Hill's story.
THE MYSTERIES OF MONTREALCHARLOTTE FUHRER
And yet I buried myself alive in a nunnery, and triumphed over life at an age capable of enjoying it to its full latitude.
THE LOVE LETTERS OF ABELARD AND HELOISEPETER ABELARD
Nor is there anything in the spirit of the times which betokens the revival of the nunnery and monastic systems.
THE EDUCATION OF AMERICAN GIRLSANNA CALLENDER BRACKETT
I shall even sell my goods at a slight loss, and try to beat the nunnery out of the market.
HYACINTHGEORGE A. BIRMINGHAM
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO NUNNERY

  • cloister
  • convent
  • friary
  • ministry
  • monastery
  • nunnery
  • priory
  • temple
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.