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Reverend Mother Syllabification: Rev·er·end Moth·er

Definition of Reverend Mother in English:


The title of the Mother Superior of a convent.
Example sentences
  • At her convent grammar school the Reverend Mother was so pathologically anti-English that she tore posters representing events in English history from the walls and stamped upon them.
  • The Reverend Mother and my beloved Sister Agnes handled my constant worry about Mother's recovery gently but firmly.
  • Sarah Dunne, the nurse in charge was referred to as the Reverend Mother, and Vera Fogarty in Therapy was Sister Veronica.
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