Definition of Take the veil
1. Verb. Become a nun. "The young woman took the veil after her fiance died"
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Literary usage of Take the veil
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... she Bought refuge with St. Medardus, Bishop of Verman- dois (St-Quentin and Soissons), who caused her to take the veil, and she remained at Poitiers. ..."
2. Julie de Lespinasse by Pierre Marie Maurice Henri Ségur (1907)
"... death—Julie at the Chateau de Champrond—Her younger brother, Abel de Vichy—Family scenes and quarrels—Julie desires to take the veil—Madame du Deffand. ..."
3. Lives of the Queens of England Before the Norman Conquest by Matthew Hall (1864)
"... his mother, and his mistress suspected of his murder—•* Oswy seizes his dominions—Two young princesses take the veil. ..."
4. Lives of the Queens of England Before the Norman Conquest by Matthew Hall (1859)
"... his mother, and his mistress suspected of his murder— Oswy seizes his dominions—Two young princesses take the veil. ..."
5. The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon: The Story as Told by the Imperial by James Anthony Froude (1891)
"... Catherine to take the veil — Her refusal — Uncertainty of the succession —A singular expedient — Alarms of Wolsey — The true issue — Speech of the King ..."