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religious house

a convent or monastery. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He hands Judge Hardin the address of the religious house to which he will retire in Paris.

    The Little Lady of Lagunitas Richard Henry Savage
  • Being in a religious house, I had no mind to keep a footman with me.

    The Autobiography of Madame Guyon Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
  • Local tradition makes it the site of a religious house, with a healing well.

    The Book of Coniston William Gershom Collingwood
  • But when I was out—oh, what a change I found in the religious house!

    The Romany Rye George Borrow
  • It is with the daughters of these families that the religious house first found favour.

    Woman under Monasticism Lina Eckenstein
  • Yet she had no longing for the seclusion of a religious house.

    Star of Mercia Blanche Devereux
  • Years before a company of twelve monks and a Prior had come there to found a religious house.

  • It was consequently at once a religious house and a military post.

    Cornwall Sabine Baring-Gould
  • He afterward helped nurse him in the French religious house, in the walled "upper town," to which the rebel wounded were conveyed.

    Philip Winwood Robert Neilson Stephens
  • In 1648 the heading is simply 'Description of a religious house.'

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