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Wants to throw them out, yet tries to make us sing the Doxology like we were all in Westminster Abbey, does he?
Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  a building where monks or nuns live or lived
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If an abbey is converted to a church, it may still be called an abbey.
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  • Wants to throw them out, yet tries to make us sing the Doxology like we were all in Westminster Abbey, does he?
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Westminster Abbey had had one, she knew, as had the Sagrada Familia and Saint Basil the Blessed, but they had been sealed when Portals were invented.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • I remembered that day at Abbey Road Studios, when my envy led me to set rancor in the hearts of John and Paul and break up the Beatles.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • For the second, he thought from the look of me I was going to die in any case, so he sent me to the abbey.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander

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  • There you have the ruins of Cong Abbey.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • And stay, good nurse, behind the abbey-wall: Within this hour my man shall be with thee, And bring thee cords made like a tackled stair; Which to the high top-gallant of my joy Must be my convoy in the secret night.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • In truth, my dear Captain, I have a great mind to take away your commission and give it to Mademoiselle de Chemerault, to whom I promised an abbey.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • How the battle was finished or he came, and how King Arthur founded an abbey where the battle was.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • I walk around the graveyard in the old abbey at Mungret where my mother’s relations are buried and I go up the boreen to the Norman castle at Carrigogunnell where Dad brought me twice.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • The abbey was amply provisioned.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Masque of the Red Death

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  • How the battle was finished or he came, and how King Arthur founded an abbey where the battle was.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • And so they came to an abbey of monks, and there were well lodged.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • Unlike the other rooms, which were at the mercy of noise and foul winds from the port, the library always enjoyed the tranquillity and fragrance of an abbey.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Go on, good Eglamour, Out at the postern by the abbey wall.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • In the abbeys all the monks were illuminating the initial letters of their manuscripts with such a riot of invention that it was impossible to read the first page at all.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • A red and dark building; an abbey, a mill by the Fall River or the Susquehanna, a country jail—it resembled each somewhat.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Kneel to the duke before he pass the abbey.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Comedy of Errors
  • Far below, on the ground, in the courtyard of the abbey, the cobblestones were shining.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • With the destruction of the enormous abbey the whole place collapsed in a general ruin: the Martyr’s bones met with the fate of the sacred pile that held them, and not a stone is now left to tell where they lie.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • The spiky points of the fir trees behind the house rose into the sky like the turrets and pinnacles of an abbey.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • Masses of ivy grew up, completely covering the walls, till the place looked like an abbey; and it was discovered that the view from the front, over the Casterbridge chimneys, was one of the most magnificent in the county.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • The old abbey flourished then; and the five sisters, living on its fair domains, paid yearly dues to the black monks of St Benedict, to which fraternity it belonged.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Part II Chapter One Yonville-l’Abbaye (so called from an old Capuchin abbey of which not even the ruins remain) is a market-town twenty-four miles from Rouen, between the Abbeville and Beauvais roads, at the foot of a valley watered by the Rieule, a little river that runs into the Andelle after turning three water-mills near its mouth, where there are a few trout that the lads amuse themselves by fishing for on Sundays.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Let him pick out the most historic house, castle or abbey that England contains.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • Found the chandelier in a little abbey outside Paris.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Felicity’s face falls as Pip spirits me away to the crumbling abbey, humming a merry tune.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • And then he came to Bagdemagus’ squire and said: Bear this shield unto the good knight Sir Galahad, that thou left in the abbey, and greet him well by me.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • The room lay in a high turret of the castellated abbey, was pentagonal in shape, and of capacious size.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  Ligeia
  • It uses the lower case for all titles, even /baron/ and /colonel/ before proper names, and also avoids capitals in such [Pg267] words as /presbyterian/, /catholic/ and /christian/, and in the second parts of such terms as Westminster /abbey/ and Atlantic /ocean/.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • "What a capital thing it is that they saved this piece of the old abbey!" said Arthur.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • He went up to London towards mid-day and ate a slice of turkey and some Christmas pudding by himself at Gatti’s, and since he had nothing to do afterwards went to Westminster Abbey for the afternoon service.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • !A memorial will be held tomorrow at the Rosewood Abbey and will be open to the public.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • At twenty past nine they walked across the street to the newly opened Westminster Abbey Cabaret.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Speaking of Rachel reminds me—did you hear anything about the Abbey Bank lately, Anne?
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • When Edward Abbey was writingThe Monkey Wrench Gang, his picaresque novel about eco-terrorism in the canyon country, his pal Ken Sleight was said to have inspired the character Seldom Seen Smith.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Right over the town is the ruin of Whitby Abbey, which was sacked by the Danes, and which is the scene of part of "Marmion," where the girl was built up in the wall.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • CHAPTER 30 Dressed in her wedding gown, Alice stood before a full-length mirror in the vestry of Westminster Abbey.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • Cathedrals, chapels, tabernacles, abbeys, monasteries, convents, parochial schools ." Olivetti’s face remained hard.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • And inside the front cover there was a big map of London with places on it like Abbey Wood and Poplar and Acton and Stanmore.
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • Newton was buried in Westminster Abbey, the seat of English Protestantism.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • In the P.M. to Westminster Abbey, but don’t expect me to describe it, that’s impossible, so I’ll only say it was sublime!
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • In the evening we went out for a walk in the streets, and went half-price to the Theatre; and next day we went to church at Westminster Abbey, and in the afternoon we walked in the Parks; and I wondered who shod all the horses there, and wished Joe did.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Here there were rumours of Martians at Epping, and news of the destruction of Waltham Abbey Powder Mills in a vain attempt to blow up one of the invaders.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • This manor was built by Hugo, Sire of Somerel, the same who endowed the sixth chaplaincy of the Abbey of Villiers.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Fortunately for him, Highbury, including Randalls in the same parish, and Donwell Abbey in the parish adjoining, the seat of Mr. Knightley, comprehended many such.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Okay, as a plan, it wasn’t the blueprint of Westminster Abbey, but it was a start.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • They turned to the left along Abbey street.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • And the white man in his turn spoke about his own country, about the hedges and the fields, and Westminster Abbey, and the great cathedrals up and down the land.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • Let us go backward a few hours, and place ourselves in Westminster Abbey, at four o’clock in the morning of this memorable Coronation Day.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • For a moment, Langdon was back in Westminster Abbey, standing at Newton’s pyramidical tomb, where he had experienced a similar epiphany.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
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