Mother Superior


: a woman who is the head of a convent
often used as a form of address
Good morning, Mother Superior.

Examples of Mother Superior in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web She’s called into the Mother Superior’s office, where Father Sal and several other authorities want to speak to her. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 20 Mar. 2024 Last year, Goldberg made a public plea to Maggie Smith to reprise her role as Mother Superior in the third movie. Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 24 Feb. 2024 Produced by Uruguay’s Mother Superior and Spains’ Bowfinger Intl. Holly Jones, Variety, 17 Feb. 2024 Alida Valli co-stars as the detached Mother Superior, and Joe Dallesandro is a lusty young doctor who arrives to aggravate her condition. Nicholas Bell, SPIN, 24 Oct. 2023 For seven years, she’s been happy to make strawberry jam with her convent sisters, share a birthday drink with her Mother Superior (Margo Martindale) and run down crooked illusionists. Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2023 The Mother Superior is dubious about Deloris but eventually enlists her to train the convent’s comically off-key choir. Don Aucoin,, 10 Apr. 2023 The show has also attracted topnotch supporting players, with Elizabeth Marvel and Margo Martindale as Simone’s mom and Mother Superior, respectively. Brian Lowry, CNN, 20 Apr. 2023

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“Mother Superior.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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