Definition of take the veil in English:

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take the veil

Become a nun.
Example sentences
  • As it happened, her friend and counselor there, Mother Dolores, was none other than former actress Dolores Hart, the fresh-faced beauty who had given Elvis Presley his first screen kiss in ‘Loving You ‘before taking the veil.’
  • But the way some women go on, you'd think getting married was a combination of taking the veil - all that noble self-denying sacrifice - and volunteering for lifelong char lady status.
  • Does she still want to take the veil / And clothe herself in white and grey?
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