Bernardine

[bur-ner-din, -deen]
noun
  1. a Cistercian.
  2. Also Ber·na·dine [bur-nuh-deen] /ˈbɜr nəˌdin/. a female given name.
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Historical Examples of bernardine

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

    Jolly Sally Pendleton

    Laura Jean Libbey

  • With slow steps Bernardine had re-entered her apartments again.

    Jolly Sally Pendleton

    Laura Jean Libbey

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

    Jolly Sally Pendleton

    Laura Jean Libbey

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

    Jolly Sally Pendleton

    Laura Jean Libbey

  • The footsteps that Bernardine remembered so well came nearer.

    Jolly Sally Pendleton

    Laura Jean Libbey


British Dictionary definitions for bernardine

Bernardine

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