La Trappe

[ la-trap ]

  1. an abbey in Normandy, France, at which the Trappist order was founded.

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How to use La Trappe in a sentence

  • What sort of a verdict would the shrewdest gipsy pass upon the monk of La Trappe?

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  • Let us inaugurate a secular La Trappe, let us plot a conspiracy of silence, let us send the world to Coventry.

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  • Everything but La Trappe was unutterably antagonistic to her.

  • De Rancé, who had been many years a wealthy prodigal and sensualist, entered La Trappe, which had an evil repute for loose living.

  • The convent of La Trappe had been founded in 1122, but about the year 1663 the monks had dwindled to seven.

British Dictionary definitions for La Trappe

La Trappe

/ (French la trap) /

  1. a monastery in NW France, in the village of Soligny-la-Trappe northeast of Alençon: founded in about 1140, site of the Trappist reform of Cistercian order in 1664

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