So the prioress blessed her ere she glided thence in her stately fashion, and the oaken door opened and shut behind her.
“I rejoice that you take my meaning,” answered the prioress, in an even voice.
The Abbot had the right of receiving the profession of the sisters and his consent was necessary to the election of the prioress.
In the meantime they proposed to me the engagement, and the post of prioress.
The prioress, seated on the only chair in the parlor, was waiting for Fauchelevent.
The large refectory was exchanged for the small chamber of the prioress.
On the death of Jutta in 1136, Hildegard was compelled to take the office of prioress.
Robin had swooned, and lay a dead weight in the arms of the prioress.
Having done this vile deed, the prioress turned and left her cousin, locking the door behind her.
In the eyes of Chaucer the prioress was a thoroughly estimable person.