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Synonyms for cloister

to put into solitude

Synonyms for cloister

residence that is a place of religious seclusion (such as a monastery)

a courtyard with covered walks (as in religious institutions)

surround with a cloister, as of a garden

surround with a cloister

seclude from the world in or as if in a cloister

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Lovely Nausicaa stood by one of the bearing-posts supporting the roof of the cloister, and admired him as she saw him pass.
A servant led in the favourite bard Demodocus, and set him in the midst of the company, near one of the bearing-posts supporting the cloister, that he might lean against it.
They went up the stone staircase leading simply to the long gallery above the cloisters, a gallery where all the dusty worthless old pictures had been banished for the last three generations--mouldy portraits of Queen Elizabeth and her ladies, General Monk with his eye knocked out, Daniel very much in the dark among the lions, and Julius Caesar on horseback, with a high nose and laurel crown, holding his Commentaries in his hand.
There was the wide-spread building which he knew so well, the Abbot's house, the long church, the cloisters with their line of arches, all bathed and mellowed in the evening sun.
Separated since infancy from his parents, whom he had hardly known; cloistered and immured, as it were, in his books; eager above all things to study and to learn; exclusively attentive up to that time, to his intelligence which broadened in science, to his imagination, which expanded in letters,--the poor scholar had not yet had time to feel the place of his heart.
From the cloister, his reputation as a learned man had passed to the people, among whom it had changed a little, a frequent occurrence at that time, into reputation as a sorcerer.
"You were in a cloister," said the executioner, "and you left it to ruin my brother."
'And could they, remembering how her young heart had sickened at the thought of cloistered walls, look upon her grave, in garbs which would chill the very ashes within it?
In the medieval and Byzantine galleries and Lehman Wing of its Fifth Avenue location, and even in the more consistently conceived, austere section at the Cloisters uptown (Fig.
LITTLE KIM is put up as a sporting alternative to American raider Chelsea Cloisters.
Because of this distance, the Met Cloisters, the branch of the renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York dedicated to Medieval Art, is not as crowded or as noisy as its branches on 1000 Fifth Avenue (the massive main building) and Madison Avenue (the Met Breuer, home of contemporary and modern art).
TWO buildings at The Cloisters in Edgbaston have been sold to a sports management consultancy.
SOME of the region's finest food producers will be coming together tomorrow for a one-day market in the cloisters of Durham Cathedral ahead of celebrations in and around the city marking St Cuthbert's Day.