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Mother Superior

Translation of Mother Superior in Spanish:

noun

  • Madre (feminine) Superiora
    Example sentences
    • Six weeks later I had a distressed call from the Mother Superior of the convent, saying, ‘What am I to do?’
    • Here we have a naive young nun, Maria, who is cast out by her Mother Superior to see what the outside world is like by helping a middle-aged widower, Captain Von Trapp, rear his seven children and thwart his Nazi induction.
    • She responded with the look of a Mother Superior who's just discovered a novice nun secretly leafing through a lingerie magazine.

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