abbess

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  • At first the young abbess was full of self-importance, and much occupied with her position. Cited from The Red Book of Heroes, by Leonora Blanche Lang
  • She did so, and died abbess at a good old age.
  • The abbess gave her guest a seat next to her own, then crossed herself and sat down. Cited from The Lost Lady of Lone, by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  • But the abbess herself could give them no further news. Cited from The Boy Knight, by G.A. Henty
  • She was persuaded to become abbess of the community shortly before her death.
  • The convent has been run by abbesses right up to the present day.
  • She was later appointed abbess of the community three times.
  • A year before Robert's death, he named her first abbess.
  • Under the abbess, the villages of the valley began to develop a sort of local government.
  • Five years later, she was elected abbess of the community.
  • She converted her castle into a monastery, serving as its first abbess.
  • In less time than the abbess required, they came back and reported that the room was ready for the patient. Cited from The Lost Lady of Lone, by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  • He instead offered her a position as an abbess of a convent which she accepted.
  • The virgin was appointed abbess when only twenty years of age. Cited from Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, by Alban Butler
  • She suddenly paused in her wild walk, and looked toward the abbess. Cited from The Lost Lady of Lone, by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  • Ralph found the interview with the Abbess even more difficult than he had expected. Cited from The King's Achievement, by Robert Hugh Benson
  • So the abbess caused a light and elegant little guitar to be placed in her room. Cited from The Lost Lady of Lone, by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  • The abbess came in to see her every day. Cited from The Lost Lady of Lone, by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  • Abbesses though they might be, they were still the children who had played in their father's garden only a few weeks before. Cited from The Red Book of Heroes, by Leonora Blanche Lang
  • Hence they cannot move - nor be moved by their abbot or abbess - to another abbey.
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Meaning of abbess

  • noun The superior of a group of nuns