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mother superior

the head of a community of nuns
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Mother Superior searched for her carpenter to thank him and pay him.
Finally, at lunch, the mother superior approached and offered a deal.
If the Mother Superior in "The Sound of Music" could recognize that Julie Andrews wasn't cut out to be a nun, surely the even girlier Amy Adams is a little doubtful?
I recalled the response of an Anglican Mother Superior in Oxford to a question about the negative effects of Christian mission: 'Often we didn't take off our shoes at the holy places of others; I'm afraid there were times when we trampled upon other people's dreams.
At their helm was Madame de Croissy, their Mother Superior, a strong character played and sung accordingly by Forst.
324) with interest but was given pause by the fact that the nuns knew their autobiographies were "to be read by the congregation's Mother Superior.
SISTER SUPERIOR proved just that to defy her outsider status in the mares' only novice hurdle final with a strong-running display-and could soon become mother superior, writes Bruce Jackson.
The Vienna dancers--a big ensemble, including the thirty-two shadows (plus the three mother superior shadows of Alexandra Kontrus, Roswitha Over, and Patricia Sollak) --spell out Petipa's poetic enchainements in prosaic fashion, like reciting the rosary for the danse d'ecole.
As a consequence, all the other sisters will henceforth be able to continue enjoying their own lovers without fear of punishment from the mother superior.
The group charges that he "collaborated closely with the 1976-1983 military dictatorship" during the so-called dirty war and, on the testimony of "a bishop, several priests, a mother superior, and two other persons, [was seen] at the government's secret prisons and torture centers.
She became the first Mother Superior of the Ursuline house in Quebec, and set up a school for the Amerindian girls as well as daughters of French colonists.