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abbeyPart of speech: Noun
An institution where persons of either sex live apart from the world and devote them selves to a religious life; also, the building in which they live; monastery ( for males); convent or nunnery ( for females); the church of a monastery.Usage examples "abbey":
- The place appointed was St. Anthony's Abbey, before the gates of Paris. - "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.
- She was rather provoked indeed that she could not learn exactly how each of the ladies was dressed, and what there was to be for dinner at the Abbey; and she was curious beyond measure to find out what Miss Somers meant, by saying that she would call at Mr. Price's cottage at six o'clock in the evening. - "The Parent's Assistant", Maria Edgeworth.