Usage examples for nun

  1. " Your friend is a nun? – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  2. A long silence followed Sister Giovanna's speech, and the elder nun looked down at her papers and moved some of them about mechanically, from one place to another on the table. – The White Sister by F. Marion Crawford
  3. But the nun was satisfied, for he was clearly willing to listen. – The White Sister by F. Marion Crawford
  4. The nun, by a sort of sympathy, seemed particularly inclined towards Julia, which she discovered by innumerable acts of kindness, such as the heart can quickly understand and acknowledge, although description can never reach them. – A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe
  5. I will return to my charge now, if my good mother will permit me, said the old nun, rising from her chair. – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  6. One day walking along near the " Observatoire" an old nun stopped me, and in broken English asked how the war was progressing. – Fanny Goes to War by Pat Beauchamp
  7. How horrid that nun is, she stops always as she comes near us! – Jacqueline, v1 by Th. Bentzon (Mme. Blanc)
  8. A cold, pale nun hurried by. – The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield
  9. Now that his need of her was so great, greater than it had ever been before, she would take good care that no piety of hers should ever drive him away from her again; she felt almost penitent and apologetic for having done what she had known to be right- the woman in her had at last outgrown the nun. – The Martian by George Du Maurier
  10. But, my daughter, said the abbess, turning to the young nun, leave us alone for a few minutes. – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  11. " I think nature meant me to be a nun," she says, smiling. – Faith and Unfaith by Duchess
  12. It is impossible to regard her as a pattern nun, but equally impossible to judge her harshly. – Chaucer and His Times by Grace E. Hadow
  13. She built a convent which still bears her name and lived there as a nun. – Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) An Historical Sketch by Charles Eliot
  14. " And this," said the nun, " was told me by the priest's mistress; but as I have a true Pomeranian heart, although, indeed, the Prince has left the good old religion, I could not rest in peace until I stepped into a boat, weak and old as I am, and sailed off here direct to inform your Grace of the plot." – Sidonia The Sorceress V1 by William Mienhold
  15. I hope, madam, you understand that we neither of us think of my ever becoming a nun. – The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance by Harriet Martineau
  16. So she returned, and she became a nun, poor soul! – The Soul of a People by H. Fielding
  17. They chose the house to be near her for that reason, and because Isabella had told Richard that if he came to look for her he would find her in Seville, and her cousin, the nun of St. Paula's, would tell him where: he had only to ask for the nun who had the best voice in the convent; every one would know her by that description. – The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  18. Yes, bless me, the Nun had sailed. – Hunger by Knut Hamsun
  19. When Vanna's a nun you would bid for that, eh, Baldassare? – Little Novels of Italy Madonna Of The Peach-Tree, Ippolita In The Hills, The Duchess Of Nona, Messer Cino And The Live Coal, The Judgment Of Borso by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  20. After this, I turned all my thoughts to become a nun. – The Autobiography of Madame Guyon by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon