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cloister
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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cloister
Used in
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • I suppose they would retain it in the cloisters?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • For the cloister it is all right but for the street I really think it would be better to do away with it, don't you?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • His own image started forth a profaner of the cloister, a heretic franciscan, willing and willing not to serve, spinning like Gherardino da Borgo San Donnino, a lithe web of sophistry and whispering in her ear.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • His morning walk across the city had begun, and he foreknew that as he passed the sloblands of Fairview he would think of the cloistral silver-veined prose of Newman; that as he walked along the North Strand Road, glancing idly at the windows of the provision shops, he would recall the dark humour of Guido Cavalcanti and smile; that as he went by Baird's stonecutting works in Talbot Place the spirit of Ibsen would blow through him like a keen wind, a spirit of wayward boyish beauty;  (not reviewed by editor)

  • His fellow student's rude humour ran like a gust through the cloister of Stephen's mind, shaking into gay life limp priestly vestments that hung upon the walls, setting them to sway and caper in a sabbath of misrule.  (not reviewed by editor)

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religious sense
architectural sense
as in: cloister ourselves away
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