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Synonyms for mother

a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother)

a stringy slimy substance consisting of yeast cells and bacteria

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a term of address for an elderly woman

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a term of address for a mother superior

a condition that is the inspiration for an activity or situation

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care for like a mother

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For those of you familiar with the "Nunsense" shows, part of the fun is seeing how amusingly duplicitous Reverend Mother Mary Regina can be.
(7) Despite the contempt he holds for the Reverend Mother, Paul cannot resist her command.
Paul gave the short bow his dancing master had taught--the one used "when in doubt of another's station." The nuances of Paul's greeting were not lost on the Reverend Mother. She said: "He's a cautious one, Jessica." (Dune 6) Meaning, in this passage, stems almost exclusively from gesture and not from spoken language.
By the time Reverend Mother Streep voices her doubt, she has been comprehensively abandoned by her writer-director and his artistic choices.
Among the highlights of her noted career is her performance as Livia in the television production I,Claudius,and her portrayal of Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam in David Lynch's Dune.
Until, as she puts it, "I finally plucked up the courage to ask the Reverend Mother if I could join a karate club and she said, 'Yes.'"
Similarly, after having lived for a number of years in an alcoholic haze following the death of Mary Magna, Consolata reshapes herself into an energetic, "revised Reverend Mother" (265)--catholic but not Catholic, whom the other women at first "do not recognize" (262) but who proceeds to lead the women living in the house through an active, communal process of healing.
She makes explicit her dual status as author of the image and abbess of the convent by including an inscription: "This is the work of the Reverend Mother Andriola de Barrachis, abbess of this convent, 1489." [100] She even gives physical form to the link by placing her abbess's crozier, her official symbol of office, against her right shoulder and letting it lead directly to the plaque containing the inscription.
"Every time a new show goes out and they say to me, `We need a star,' I starting thinking: Angela Lansbury as Reverend Mother and Oprah Winfrey as Sister Hubert.
Because I was a sickly child unable to play and roughhouse with the other children, I spent a great deal of time in the company of Reverend Mother Jones, my seventy-three-year-old godmother and the spiritual director of St.
Renowned international evangelist-cum-philanthropist, Reverend Mother Esther Abimbola Ajayi, has said that the only way to restore peace to the world, especially Nigeria was through the prayers of the faithful and unconditional love irrespective of race or creed.
Now aged 76, the Reverend Mother is Prioress of the Abbey.
John the Divine (SSJD) will have a new reverend mother.
The concept of this show is this: Sister Robert Anne, played to perfection by Patricia Lawrence, is assigned by the Reverend Mother (unseen) to teach the audience how to put together their own cabaret act.
Reverend Mother Winsome gave evidence to the employment tribunal as care assistant Christine Sheldon sued for unfair dismissal.