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Reverend Mother

a title of respect or form of address for the Mother Superior of a convent
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  • We did not go next day to Benediction at the reverend mother's church.

  • The reverend mother desires me to inform you that it is now the hour for mass—she has herself already entered the chapel.

    Vendetta Marie Corelli
  • I had learned that the reverend mother superior was the same over us in the convent as the priest in the confessional and church.

    The Demands of Rome Elizabeth Schoffen
  • They are perils,” replied the father, “that should not be told to the pure ears of the reverend mother.

    The Betrothed

    Alessandro Manzoni
  • If you desire to fish, I doubt not our reverend mother will make you welcome to our pond yonder.

    The Hour and the Man Harriet Martineau
  • Such was the representation which sister Claire made to her reverend mother, on the first opportunity.

    The Hour and the Man Harriet Martineau
  • Euphrosyne had a strong persuasion, all the while, that she should one day tell her reverend mother the whole.

    The Hour and the Man Harriet Martineau
  • Whatever it be, reverend mother, do we not all, does not every one quake when Madame Ogé comes abroad?

    The Hour and the Man Harriet Martineau
  • Will you ask the reverend mother to let me stay with you awhile, dear Euphrasie?

  • Soon the reverend mother rose discreetly, said good-bye, expressed her thanks for the visit.

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