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usage note for prioress
OTHER WORDS FROM prioresssub·pri·or·ess, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for prioress
But I was refused even this last refuge; the prioress deciding that I had no vocation for the religious life.
I engaged your prioress in my guilt by a criminal bribe with which I purchased the right of burying you.The love letters of Abelard and Heloise|Peter Abelard
So, at the early age of four, she was sent to the Dominican convent, the prioress of which was her aunt.Female Warriors, Vol. I (of 2)|Ellen C. Clayton
In 1466 he took on lease from the Prioress of St. Helen's certain tenements for a period of ninety-nine years, at a rent of 11 6s.Bygone London|Frederick Ross
She is lively, affectionate, and amiable, but she affects dignity as a Prioress should.London|Walter Besant