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  • n. Plural form of nun.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Bluets; innocence, Houstonia cærulea.


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  • Dolls dressed like nuns were the first playthings put into her hands; then images in nuns’ habits, accompanying the gift with admonitions to prize them highly, as very precious things, and with that affirmative interrogation, ‘Beautiful, eh?

    Chapter IX

  • At the base of it all, there is a deep-seated concern that the Vatican wants to rein in American nuns, return them to traditional ministries and lifestyles, put them back in habits, curtail their independence and keep them from speaking out on public issues.

    Maureen Fiedler: New Twists In The Vatican Investigation Of American Nuns

  • Four nuns from the nearby Dhammasara Nuns Monastery took ordination: Vayama, Nirodha, Seri, and Hassapañña.

    Shambhala SunSpace » Sun Staff

  • I had nuns from the Hildegard monastery in Germany, and they are still very connected in their ideas and their spiritual knowledge.

    Dan Lybarger: Through Hildegard's Eyes: Margarethe von Trotta on Vision

  • However, its not like murdering nuns is peculiar to Somalia, or to Islamists.

    Matthew Yglesias » Gettleman on Somalia

  • Perhaps you could identify some of these people who you think have suggested that raping nuns is morally laudable.

    The Five Techniques

  • A murder mystery at Dural, and one of the main nuns in Nunsense there as well -- which is where I learned that as much as I love singing, I really wasn't comfortable having an entire showstopping number resting on my shoulders!

    The writing/acting connection

  • In contrast, mysticism as practiced by Dominican nuns is seen as a debasement of the ideas of the great male mystics; women's mysticism is seen as a degeneration, a distortion, or more generously, as a misunderstanding.

    Sensual Encounters: Monastic Women and Spirituality in Medieval Germany

  • Work started the following year, with Wo supervising a staff of nuns from the diocese, and in the fall of 2006, they completed the first stage: 44 windows in ground-level nave chapels depicting the life of Jesus.

    Keeping Faith

  • The national average age for nuns is in the 70s, according to CARA.

    Young Women Flocking to Convents | Impact Lab


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