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Usage examples for abbatial

  1. The duchess, a woman of extreme piety, the only daughter of a rich and deceased chief- justice, spare and erect, and the mother of four children, resembled Madame Latournelle,- if the imagination can go so far as to adorn the notary's wife with the graces of a bearing that was truly abbatial – Modeste Mignon by Honore de Balzac
  2. The abbatial residence, still existent, has a curious exterior pulpit built into the wall, examples of which are not too frequent in France. – Castles and Chateaux of Old Touraine and the Loire Country by Francis Miltoun
  3. The result is an abbatial church unlike all other abbatial churches. – Sketches of Travel in Normandy and Maine by Edward A. Freeman Commentator: W. H. Hutton
  4. The wall, ogival, threw to cathedral height the arches of its vaulted ceiling, which were joined together, like the sides of an abbatial mitre, in a point. – Là-bas by J. K. Huysmans
  5. They left it on their right, turned into another gallery, and the guest- master led them into an immense hall, pierced by high windows, decorated with eighteenth century pier- glasses, and grisailles; it was furnished only with benches and stalls, above which was a single chair sculptured and painted with abbatial arms, which marked the place of Dom Anselm. – En Route by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
  6. The Warden rules with abbatial power, though in greater matters he requires the consent of the Fellows, and is himself under the censorship of the Visitor, the Bishop of Winchester, who, however, rarely interposed. – Oxford and Her Colleges by Goldwin Smith
  7. We were all busily occupied, during the next ten days, with preparations for the solemnity of my abbatial benediction, which took place on April 9, in presence of a large assemblage of invited guests and interested onlookers. – A New Medley of Memories by David Hunter-Blair
  8. He revelled in abbatial stuffs, voluptuous silks, in the sombre gilding of old brocade. – Là-bas by J. K. Huysmans
  9. About the year 1450, Thomas Bromele, abbot of the mitred monastery of Hyde near Winchester, entertained in his own abbatial house within that monastery eight young gentlemen, or gentiles pueri, who were placed there for the purpose of literary instruction, and constantly dined at the abbot's table. – Early English Meals and Manners by Various