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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The superior of a group of nuns.

Usage examples (31)
  • All the sisters here are quite happy, and the prioress is extremely good.
  • Both of them are confined to their bed, and the sub-prioress is dangerously ill.
  • The prioress is quite well and happy; she is much better than I am, and she is also exceedingly devoted to your ladyship.
  • The prioress is so well skilled in these matters, that she has made the bargain with one of her friends, who knows it was for this house. for more
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