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monastery

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Definition the residence of a religious community
  • Henry VIII's Dissolution of the Monasteries was the largest legally enforced transfer of property in English history since the Norman Conquest.
monasteries = the residences of religious communities
  • One paper had even stated that he had gone into a monastery and become a monk, in horror at his brother's crime.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • monastery = the residence of a religious community
  • We were standing in front of the old chapel of the monastery.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • monastery = the residence of a religious community
  • What's the routine on joining a monastery?
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • monastery = the residence of a religious community
  • The Ecclesiastiques walke in Obscurity of Doctrine, in Monasteries, Churches, and Churchyards.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Then we'll need a new Director of McGurk who will work with us and help bring Science out of the monastery to serve Mankind.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • ' Then he went into a monastery, this holy man, where he cashed in his chips and checked out for good.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Toward the end of the afternoon, they came upon a Coptic monastery.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • I went afterwards to see Mother Catherine, who has a very good room too; I assure you I don't find the poor sisters at all monastic.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • "O, most people give some donation to the monastery when they leave." said Mary Jane.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • I went afterwards to see Mother Catherine, who has a very good room too; I assure you I don't find the poor sisters at all monastic.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • ] [Footnote 201: St. Anthony (251-356), Egyptian founder of monachism, the system of monastic seclusion.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • I can see now that I have been living a life of monastic simplicity compared to Tina.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • Here an ancient monastery, whence the solemn chanting of the monks came down to them.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • "She chatted with your mother, discovered that she planned to go to the Monastery of the Spirits' Retreat the next day.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • Zacharie had presided over the school for two more years, then had retreated to a monastery in France.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • I remember one morning standing outside an old monastery, staring down at a bloodstain on a driveway.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin'
  • How Sir Percivale came into a monastery, where he found King Evelake, which was an old man.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D'Arthur
  • Has it not preached in the place of these, charity and poverty, celibacy and mortification of the flesh, monastic life and Mother Church?
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels  --  The Communist Manifesto
  • The same thing has happened in Trappist monasteries throughout the centuries.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me

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