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The early monks and nuns knew it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Staying in a monastery or a convent is not a new concept; monks and nuns have been welcoming pilgrims for centuries. Times, Sunday Times (2016)All that was taken care of by the nuns at boarding school or the servants at home. DOVES OF WAR: Four Women of Spain (2002)This early realisation of her faults led to her desire to become a nun. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Such situations convinced some of the more devout monks and nuns of the superiority of their vows of poverty. Christianity Today (2000)At lunch the nuns had spread white tablecloths and set out vases of autumn flowers and sprays of greenery. Seminary Boy (2006)My school was run by nuns. The Sun (2014)And so, they became a monk and a nun. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Her first home away from home was a hostel in Victoria run by nuns. Times, Sunday Times (2006)For a time he lived in a house for asylum seekers run by a nun, but when it closed he was homeless. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is particularly impressive when a group of monks or nuns chant for they may use different keys, all blending into a harmonious whole. Times, Sunday Times (2009)His replacement was a woman who had previously been a Roman Catholic nun. THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)He says: 'The nuns at school were just wicked. The Sun (2012)Similarly, if you are so concerned about how you look, why become a nun in the first place? The Sun (2008)She grew up on Long Island and was sent to a strict boarding school run by nuns when she was six. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'nun'
British English: nun /nʌn/ NOUN
A nun is a member of a female religious community.
She is studying to become a nun.
- American English: nun
- Arabic: رَاهِبَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: freira
- Chinese: 修女
- Croatian: časna sestra
- Czech: jeptiška
- Danish: nonne
- Dutch: non
- European Spanish: monja
- Finnish: nunna
- French: nonne
- German: Nonne
- Greek: μοναχή
- Italian: suora
- Japanese: 尼僧
- Korean: 수녀
- Norwegian: nonne
- Polish: zakonnica
- European Portuguese: freira
- Romanian: călugăriță
- Russian: монахиня
- Spanish: monja
- Swedish: nunna
- Thai: แม่ชี
- Turkish: rahibe
- Ukrainian: черниця
- Vietnamese: nữ tu sĩ
Definition of nun from the Collins English Dictionary
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