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religious house

noun
1.
a convent or monastery.
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  • Being in a religious house, I had no mind to keep a footman with me.

    The Autobiography of Madame Guyon Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
  • Hie thee to France,And cloister thee in some religious house.

    Henry of Monmouth, Volume 1 J. Endell Tyler
  • But when I was out—oh, what a change I found in the religious house!

    The Romany Rye George Borrow
  • The only other religious house in Lewes suffered a like fate.

  • And then it was the only religious house within the confines of the New Forest.

  • On getting to—I was received into the religious house for Irishes.

    The Romany Rye George Borrow
  • The official guest-master had the reputation of the religious house in his hands.

    English Monastic Life Abbot Gasquet
  • You, I suppose, think you will be safe in your religious house.

    Mrs. Vanderstein's jewels Mrs. Charles Bryce
  • And observe that one of his foundations was at a religious house—St. Martin's.

    London Walter Besant
  • A monastery in theory then was, as it was called, a religious house.

    The Coming of the Friars Augustus Jessopp

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