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Definition of Monastery


  1. A house of religious retirement, or of secusion from ordinary temporal concerns, especially for monks; -- more rarely applied to such a house for females.

Monastery Quotations

My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk.
John Keats

Nothing more rapidly inclines a person to go into a monastery than reading a book on etiquette. There are so many trivial ways in which it is possible to commit some social sin.
Quentin Crisp

We Americans have always considered Hollywood, at best, a sinkhole of depraved venality. And, of course, it is. It is not a protective monastery of aesthetic truth. It is a place where everything is incredibly expensive.
David Mamet

I had a real yearning to make use of the opportunities I had at school. When I heard about the gap year of teaching English at a Tibetan monastery, I knew I had to do something about it really quickly, otherwise it was going to get allocated.
Benedict Cumberbatch

You utter a vow or forge a signature and you may find yourself bound for life to a monastery, a woman or prison.
Bronislaw Malinowski
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Monastery Translations

monastery in Dutch is klooster, mannenklooster
monastery in French is couvent, conventuelle
monastery in German is Kloster
monastery in Hungarian is kolostor
monastery in Italian is convento
monastery in Latin is monasterium, abbatia
monastery in Spanish is convento, monasterio
monastery in Swedish is kloster, munkkloster

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