Part of speech: noun

A woman devoted to a religious life, and living in a convent.

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Usage examples "nun":

  1. " Dear child," said the nun, " do not look like that. - "By What Authority?", Robert Hugh Benson.
  2. I felt sure they would be of service to me with the nun. - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
  3. She began by telling me how she came to be a nun through the mere reading of the words of the Gospel " Many are called, and few are chosen." - "The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus", Teresa of Avila.