Synonyms for nunnery

Grammar : Noun
Spell : nuhn-uh-ree
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnʌn ə ri

Définition of nunnery

Origin :
  • late 13c., "nunhood," from nun + -ery. Meaning "convent of nuns" is from c.1300. Meaning "house of ill fame" is attested by 1590s.
  • noun convent
Example sentences :
  • We will start on our drive to the nunnery as early as you please, Chevalier.
  • Extract from : « Casanova's Homecoming » by Arthur Schnitzler
  • On the march we passed a nunnery, where we halted for about a quarter of an hour.
  • Extract from : « The Autobiography of Sergeant William Lawrence » by William Lawrence
  • If the salt of the earth––but not to the nunnery nor to the monkery, we go.
  • Extract from : « The Book of Khalid » by Ameen Rihani
  • When is she coming back to the monastery or the nunnery or rectory, or whatever it is?
  • Extract from : « Kent Knowles: Quahaug » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • On leaving the convent we proceeded to the nunnery in the neighbourhood.
  • Extract from : « Byeways in Palestine » by James Finn
  • This good-looking girl they tell me is to go into a nunnery—by my Hostie!
  • Extract from : « From Edinburgh to India & Burmah » by William G. Burn Murdoch
  • If I had only known you had been coming, what a nunnery I would have lived in to have been good enough for you!'
  • Extract from : « A Pair of Blue Eyes » by Thomas Hardy
  • At length he found her out, but what was his grief and surprise—in a nunnery!
  • Extract from : « The Life of Mansie Wauch » by David Macbeth Moir
  • The next day, at dawn, Albina received the Abbot of Antinoe at the nunnery.
  • Extract from : « Thais » by Anatole France
  • And she earnestly implored me to get her into some nunnery, where she might be safe.
  • Extract from : « Earl Hubert's Daughter » by Emily Sarah Holt

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