She had thought when she confessed to magdalen that her misery had reached its lowest depths.
You, at all events, my Olivia, can never become a Carmelite or a magdalen.
She told him to go strait onwards to the convent of Saint magdalen; and, as he obeyed, she clung closely to his arm.
Fellowships were then sold, at magdalen and New, when they were not given by favour.
They had just been taken for a week certain by two ladies who had paid in advance—those two ladies being magdalen and Mrs. Wragge.
It was just the same with the other magdalen tower at Taunton till its rebuilding.
Penn's course is not so clear in the matter of the presidency of magdalen College.
I think I have been delirious ever since that day I saw you first, magdalen.
The popular ballads of some of the southern nations give us the legend of the magdalen without mixture.
Thus it was that I, with others, was forced into Sister magdalen's cell.
"reformed prostitute," 1690s, so called for Mary Magdalene, disciple of Christ (Luke viii:2), who often is identified with the penitent woman in Luke vii:37-50. See Magdalene.
fem. proper name, from Latin (Maria) Magdalena, from Greek Magdalene, literally "woman of Magdala," from Aramaic Maghdela, place on the Sea of Galilee, literally "tower." The vernacular form of the name, via French, has come to English as maudlin.
a surname derived from Magdala, the place of her nativity, given to one of the Marys of the Gospels to distinguish her from the other Marys (Matt. 27:56, 61; 28:1, etc.). A mistaken notion has prevailed that this Mary was a woman of bad character, that she was the woman who is emphatically called "a sinner" (Luke 7:36-50). (See MARY.)