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Definition a person in charge of a group of monks
  • Many boys hope the Saholin abbot will select them as monks.
  • Of all the throng there was scarce one who was not labor-stained and weary, for Abbot Berghersh was a hard man to himself and to others.
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The White Company
  • Of old time there lived there an abbot and his monks.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • abbot = a person in charge of a group of monks
  • O chivalry, O Abbot Suger!
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Then one of them led him unto the Abbot, which was in a chapel.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D'Arthur
  • In another, a barber, an abbot, and two cardinals.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver's Travels
  • Against the north wall was the empty stone coffin of an abbot, in which every tourist with a turn for grim humour was accustomed to stretch himself.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • Then one of them led him unto the Abbot, which was in a chapel.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume II
  • Near the other end of Main Street he turned into the Abbot House bar.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • The spot was the burial-place of a king and a queen, of abbots and abbesses, saints and bishops, knights and squires.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • The Plymouth Express I Alec Simpson, RN, stepped from the platform at Newton Abbot into a first-class compartment of the Plymouth Express.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • There's a midnight train-sleeping-car to Newton Abbot-gets there 6:08 A.M., and to Churston at 7:15.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • The blessed Mezzocane, Abbot of Aquila, wished to be buried beneath the gallows; this was done.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • There's a ship leaving the harbor, its whistle resigned as an abbot in prayer, fracturing the dusk.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • Remember that Sanchico is now full fifteen, and it is right he should go to school, if his uncle the abbot has a mind to have him trained for the Church.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • "I forgive thy wit," replied the Abbot, "on condition thou wilt show me the way to Cedric's mansion."
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • I was robbed off by Abbot's Ford, and I've been on foot ever since.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • All these old abbots and bishops used to write most beautifully, with such taste and so much care and diligence.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • 'One of us who had made pilgrimage to the Holy Places—he is now Abbot of the Lung-Cho Monastery—gave it me,' stammered the lama.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • Wolsey died in Leicester Abbey Where the abbots buried him.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

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