Sentence Examples


  • The number of monastic institutions in the island is very small.
  • A monastic library was the proper place for this gentle emotional dreamer, who clung so fondly to the ancient traditions.
  • A zealot for monastic and clerical reform, he introduced a more severe discipline, including the practice of flagellation, into the house, which, under his rule, quickly attained celebrity, and became a model for other foundations.
  • The monastic buildings have practically disappeared, but the church was a splendid building of various dates from Norman to Decorated, the choir and Lady chapel representing the later period.
  • No less, indeed, than twenty buildings of ecclesiastical or monastic character have been enumerated in the three islands.