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klaw i sterd

  • v  surround with a cloister, as of a garden
  • v  surround with a cloister
  • v  seclude from the world in or as if in a cloister
    She cloistered herself in the office
  • s  of communal life sequestered from the world under religious vows
  • s  providing privacy or seclusion
    the cloistered academic world of books
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  • Ben Mendelsohn in Sydney Morning Herald
    It's such a cloistered family,Mendelsohn says. "They're so tight it's almost unbearable in a lot of ways. They're so ruled over by the Smurf character [Weaver] and the Pope character. You just want to find a way of making that very...
  • Pope Benedict XVI in
    At the conclusion of his homily, Benedict XVI asked the "cloistered monasteries and religious communities in Africa and spread all over the world, parishes and movements, the sick and suffering" to accompany with prayer the work of the Synod...

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