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abbessPart of speech: Noun Usage examples "abbess":
- I take the respectful liberty of here thanking my King for the extreme kindness which he has shown to my wife, nee De Mortemart, to my son D'Antin, to his brothers and sisters, both dead and living, and also to myself, who have only been dismissed, and kept in exile: In recognition of which I give and bequeath to his Majesty my vast chateau of Montespan, begging him to create and institute there a community of Repentant Ladies, to wear the habit of Carmelites or of the Daughters of the Conception, on the special charge and condition that he place my wife at the head of the said convent, and appoint her to be first Abbess. - "The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Volume VI. Being the Historic Memoirs of the Court of Louis XIV.", Madame La Marquise De Montespan.
- Afterwards we asked the abbess about her convent. - "Story of My Life, volumes 1-3", Augustus J. C. Hare.
- It was not that Euphrosyne did not love and trust the abbess. - "The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance", Harriet Martineau.