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cloister
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All Quiet on the Western Front
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architectural sense Define
a covered walkway and the courtyard it surrounds with an open colonnade on one side of the walkway and the perimeter building walls on the other side -- especially as an area of quiet contemplation on religious grounds
  • Between the glowing columns of the cloister is the cool darkness that only churches have, and I stand there and wonder whether, when I am twenty, I shall have experienced the bewildering emotions of love.
  • The parachute-lights soar upwards—and I see a picture, a summer evening, I am in the cathedral cloister

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  • I ... look at the tall rose trees that bloom in the middle of the little cloister garden where the monks lie buried.

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  • I found them talking quietly in the cloister.
  • Behind Notre-Dame, the cloister and its Gothic galleries spread out towards the north;
    Victor Hugo  --  Notre-Dame de Paris

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architectural sense Define
a covered walkway and the courtyard it surrounds with an open colonnade on one side of the walkway and the perimeter building walls on the other side -- especially as an area of quiet contemplation on religious grounds
religious sense Define
residence that is a place of religious seclusion (such as a monastery); or the act of entering into such a residence
as in: cloister ourselves away Define
seclude from the world (kept separate from the world)
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