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  • Maybe she would qualify as a nun-like person, but only so far.

    Naked Cruelty

  • "The correct word is ignored," says Kathleen Carpenter, a 60-year-old Chicagoan who says she would spend more on apparel if so many choices didn't range from "ridiculous to nun-like."

    Making Fashion Fit the Form, for a Change

  • Her hair, a golden lock of which had escaped, seemed very thick, but was severely concealed beneath an ugly, tight, close, nun-like cap, tied under the chin.

    Les Miserables

  • I am guessing that Derek honestly thinks that women who wear burqas and niqabs out on the streets of Britain (or NZ) are expressing a nun-like modesty and devotion to their diety rather than raw aggression.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • I love me some implacable nun-like women with whips.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • In the pictures, she was this sort of wispy floating nun-like ghost-woman.

    The WritingYA Weblog: The Return of Holden Caulfield!

  • It is astonishing what ease and courage their little phrases of flippancy had given me; the idea by which I had been awed was that the youthful beings before me, with their dark nun-like robes and softly braided hair, were a kind of half-angels.

    The Professor, by Charlotte Bronte

  • Besides, she was accustomed to glide along the walls with her eyes cast down; for her natural boldness would never show itself through that nun-like mien except when bargaining, if only on a matter of threepence.

    The Arrow of Gold

  • Underneath, she was trembling in nun-like awareness of so many men, and in almost sacred excitement at facing Don Ramón as hostess.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • She adored Ramón with an uncritical, nun-like adoration.

    The Plumed Serpent

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