take the veil

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take the veil

To become a nun (and thus wear a nun's headdress). Yes, I am taking the veil and devoting my life to God.
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take the veil

become a nun.
See also: take, veil
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Now, if I had taken the veil, all this fortune would have descended to my father, and, in reversion, to his son.
No letters please from British women who have taken the veil and claim it's liberating.
In it, the woman's husband and daughter search for her in Afghanistan, where she has either (a) been beaten to death by a mob or (b) fallen in love with a Muslim doctor and taken the veil.
A nun in Udine in 1601, questioned about the authenticity of her vocation, commented artlessly that she had taken the veil "of my own free will, because, having many sisters, it seemed to me that I had no choice," and maintained that she had not realized this decision implied any real constraints on her freedom.
has taken the veils off the latest and sportiest iteration of the popular Note, called Note Nismo, which will reach dealer showrooms in the fall of 2014.
Nikon has officially taken the veils off the Nikon D600, the company's "budget" full frame DSLR.
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