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Mother Superior


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  • n. The head of a convent; an abbess

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the superior of a group of nuns


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  • Ms. FOLEY: Oh yeah, this is why I called the Mother Superior to ask her to pray for me.

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  • Judge Keller, 55, has always kept her own counsel; her colleagues at the court have given her the nickname Mother Superior because of her reserved and diligent demeanor and her devout Roman Catholic faith.

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  • But no, she was not called Mother Superior for nothing.

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  • The Mother Superior was a fine old lady, intensely loyal to France and very kind to all of us.

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  • Recalling the Mother Superior's words of warning, she recorded her failure, as the first of its kind, and prayed that it might not be irretrievable, and that resentment and regret might ebb away and leave her again as she had been before the unforgettable voice had pierced her ears with the truth she had never guessed.

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  • The Protestant world took an active part in this matter and gave close attention to the guard that was over this "Mother Superior," as they were determined to learn from whence originated this bold deception, as they were thoroughly convinced that it was nothing more nor less than a deception.

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  • Superior, "and it was learned that she was pregnant, and it was proven that the child belonged to the priest in charge of the convent, who, by the way, was the one this" Mother Superior "confessed her sins to.

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  • It was a miracle that actress Victoria Clark, who plays Mother Superior in the musical "Sister Act," found Mother Dolores Hart.

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  • In our little community, Mother Superior is the focus of the nuns' affections, dislike, fear and devotion.


  • A discerning Mother Superior was expected to be aware of these undercurrents and be in control.



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