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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Of communal life sequestered from the world under religious vows.

Usage examples (33)
  • Reuben followed him into the cloistral odors and shadows of the sitting-room.
  • They exhaled a special cloistral odor of their own, as if they had been long imprisoned.
  • Sometimes he had fled in spirit to the sweet seclusion of the cloistral life at San Lazaro.
  • With both the secular and the cloistral law directing, the search did not take long, and was fruitless. for more
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