Definition of Take the veil

1. Verb. Become a nun. "The young woman took the veil after her fiance died"

Generic synonyms: Profess



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Take The Veil

take the mick
take the mickey
take the offensive
take the pee
take the pledge
take the plunge
take the rap
take the red pill
take the reins
take the road
take the shadow for the substance
take the stage
take the stand
take the stump
take the veil (current term)
take the wheel
take the wind out of someone's sails
take things as they come
take time
take time by the forelock
take time off
take to
take to be
take to heart
take to one's bed
take to one's heels
take to pieces
take to task
take to the cleaners

Literary usage of Take the veil

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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 ..."

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