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Bernardine

[bur-ner-din, -deen] /ˈbɜr nər dɪn, -ˌdin/
adjective
1.
of or relating to St. Bernard of Clairvaux.
2.
of or relating to the Cistercians.
noun
3.
a Cistercian.
4.
Also, Bernadine
[bur-nuh-deen] /ˈbɜr nəˌdin/ (Show IPA)
. a female given name.
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  • With slow steps Bernardine had re-entered her apartments again.

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  • "The beautiful, pitiless stranger," sobbed Bernardine, catching her breath.

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  • Jay's joy at beholding Bernardine was so great they almost feared for his life.

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  • As the hours dragged by, Bernardine had made up her mind what to do.

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  • As soon as she was able to leave her bed, Bernardine sent for the matron.

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  • "I should be thankful to take anything that offers itself," said Bernardine.

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  • "Yes," replied Bernardine in a voice in which he detected tears.

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  • "Good-night," and with that she is gone, and Bernardine is left—alone.

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  • Poor, hapless Bernardine could have cried aloud as she listened.

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  • The footsteps that Bernardine remembered so well came nearer.

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British Dictionary definitions for Bernardine

Bernardine

/ˈbɜːnədɪn; -ˌdiːn/
noun
1.
a monk of one of the reformed and stricter branches of the Cistercian order
adjective
2.
  1. of or relating to this branch of the Cistercians
  2. of or relating to Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
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