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claustral, cloistral

Pertaining to a cloister.
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In her three cloistral works Tarabotti drew on the Commedia as a canonical authority, through quotation and literary allusion, to shape her authorial personae and create her own position of authority to write.
The dandy must be celibate, cloistral; is, indeed, but a monk with a mirror for beads and breviary--an anchorite, mortifying his soul that his body maybe perfect" (Zuleika 23).
They designed the impressive chandelier which hangs in Priors' Hall, part of the cathedral's cloistral buildings.
(1) Within the cloistral range, each building had its own purpose--either liturgical or practical, but usually a combination of both.
In the larger of the two cloistral spaces were seven small works (in certain instances veritable miniatures, measurable in scant inches), each Untitled and dating to the mid-1970s, situated widely apart from one another and mostly set down directly on the floor.
At the end, Isabella must, of course, become his happy duchess and help him, with her cloistral purity, to regenerate the State.
Pastiche of what the text itself calls "the cloistral silver-veined prose of Newman" (Joyce 175) fills the consciousness of Joyce's hero; his theory of beauty is shadowed at one extreme by a gross evocation of everyday circumstance and at the other by a heightened inner speech which echoes the sounding periods of a Ruskin and (think, for example, of his description of the dean of studies lighting a fire [Joyce 185]) dwells on humble detail in the manner of a Pre-Raphaelite painting.