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Bernardine

[bur-ner-din, -deen]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to St. Bernard of Clairvaux.
  2. of or relating to the Cistercians.
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noun
  1. a Cistercian.
  2. Also Ber·na·dine [bur-nuh-deen] /ˈbɜr nəˌdin/. a female given name.
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Historical Examples

  • "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

  • "There are some things that are better left untold," sobbed Bernardine.

    Jolly Sally Pendleton

    Laura Jean Libbey

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

    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
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adjective
    1. of or relating to this branch of the Cistercians
    2. of or relating to Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
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