Religious house

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Religious house a monastery or convent.
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Usage

In literature:

The cloister of a religious house was the scene of a large part of the life of the inmates of a monastery.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
Certainly I never felt myself in the presence of a stronger religious influence than while in this house.
"John Brown" by Frederick Douglass
Wholly different was it in the religious houses.
"Of Six Mediæval Women" by Alice Kemp-Welch
It was derived from the religious houses, in which the parlor was the reception room.
"Women of England, Volume 9 (of 10)" by Burleigh James Bartlett
Every well-ordered Japanese home of the old-fashioned kind has its little shrine, which is the centre of the religious life of the house.
"Japanese Girls and Women" by Alice Mabel Bacon
People said that she had been brought up and educated in a religious house, where she was learning every royal virtue.
"Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
Traces of religious houses, some existing only in traditionary or documental records, are also numerous.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
In the "dim religious light" of the Upper House, you can scarcely make out what they are.
"Here and There in London" by J. Ewing Ritchie
They had seen the religious houses, to which they looked for help and succour in distress, destroyed and alienated.
"The Wives of Henry the Eighth and the Parts They Played in History" by Martin Hume
And for the matter of water: if that were lacking, well, wine should be more plentiful in the new Abbey than water in other religious houses.
"Hastings and Neighbourhood" by Walter Higgins
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In poetry:

Be thou as pure and prudent in each act,
Full as much care and vigilance exert,
Full as religious be, and as exact,
In thine own house, as if in church thou wert.
"Advice To Ev'ry Master Of A Family, To Govern His House In A Religious Manner" by Rees Prichard

In news:

A protester waves a religious flag in front of the burning building that housed the Danish Embassy in Beirut.
A bill in the Alabama House would allow public school students to get elective credit for religious instruction.
C 2012 Religion News Service HARRISBURG, Pa. (RNS) The director of the Pennsylvania chapter of American Atheists says he will desecrate the Quran if the state House of Representatives doesn't drop a "Year of Religious Diversity" resolution.
The House Speaker's galling , hypocritical religious opportunism.
Cromwell's report on the religious houses in 1535 had offered plenty of evidence of unseemly goings-on.
The day after Easter, the Obama White House took a shot at one of the nation's more prominent religious leaders—albeit a careful and restrained shot.
ATLANTA — Legislation that has drawn vocal opposition from religious and business groups moved toward a vote by the full House of Representatives after a committee voted along party lines to approve it Thursday.
Katy Perry 's deeply religious parents Keith and Mary Hudson told 300 people at Westlake, Ohio's Church on the Rise that at least some good emerged from their daughter's break-up with husband Russell Brand: a packed house of parishioners.
An influx of Republicans has colored the House of Representatives red, but the midterm elections did little to alter the religious composition of Capitol Hill.
View full size Scott Green/NBC Tonight's new " Grimm " episode features Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) getting out of the house and going undercover to check out a suspicious religious leader.
Black religious and community leaders are supporting San Francisco Housing Authority Director Henry Alvarez, who has headed the agency since 2008 and was recently mentioned in a lawsuit by two his employees.
Religious leaders from several national organizations urged Congress to do more to address homelessness and provide more money for subsidized housing.
Tan is accused of using 150,000 Singapore dollars ($120,000) from school funds to build a house for his religious order and pay for his tennis coach.
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly managing editor Kim Lawton describes a White House meeting of religious and community leaders hosted by the Obama Administration's Office on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
House approves bill to allow religious symbols on war memorials.
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