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1. convent

noun. ['ˈkɑːnvənt, ˈkɑːnˌvɛnt'] a religious residence especially for nuns.

Synonyms

  • cell
  • cloister
  • religious residence
  • cubicle
  • nunnery

Antonyms

  • electrolytic cell
  • disagreement

Etymology

  • conventus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Convent

  • accent
  • advent
  • boardbent
  • broadbent
  • disorient
  • frequent
  • interrent
  • interrent
  • occident
  • orient
  • president
  • self-torment
  • stardent
  • torment

Sentences with convent


1. Noun, singular or mass
One alternative was to join a convent, though not every woman donned the habit voluntarily.

Quotes about convent


1. Okay, God, I thought. Get me out of this and I’ll stop my half-assed church-going ways. You got me past a pack of Strigoi tonight. I mean, trapping that one between the doors really shouldn't have worked, so clearly you're on board. Let me get out of here, and I’ll...I don’t know. Donate Adrian’s money to the poor. Get baptized. Join a convent. Well, no. Not that last one.
- Richelle Mead, Blood Promise

2. I have a hundred-year-old aunt who aspires to sainthood, and whose only wish has been to go into the convent, but no congregation, not even the Little Sisters of Charity, could tolerate her for more than a few weeks, so the family has had to look after her. Believe me, there is nothing so insufferable as a saint, I wouldn't sic one on my worst enemy.
- Isabel Allende, Mi país inventado: Un paseo nostálgico por Chile

2. convent

noun. ['ˈkɑːnvənt, ˈkɑːnˌvɛnt'] a community of people in a religious order (especially nuns) living together.

Synonyms

  • religious sect
  • religious order
  • community

Etymology

  • conventus (Latin)
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