almoner

[ UK /ˈɒlmənɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈɑɫmənɝ/ ]
NOUN
  1. an official in a British hospital who looks after the social and material needs of the patients
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How To Use almoner In A Sentence

  • But now, according to her almoner, preparations for her death have increasingly occupied her thoughts, so I believe she is reconciled to it. The Tudors: King Takes Queen
  • All the dogs of his farm-yards formed a pack of hounds at need; his grooms were his huntsmen; and the curate of the village was his grand almoner. Candide
  • His preceptor was the famous Vincent de Paul, Almoner to Queen Anne of Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete
  • He soon left scholarship to serve as chaplain to Henry Deane, archbishop of Canterbury, from 1501, became a royal chaplain from 1507, and the king's almoner in 1509.
  • As the vicaress was her almoner that lady felt her importance rapidly on the increase. The Shuttle
  • But riches indeed bless that heart whose almoner is benevolence.
  • I asked for the hospital almoner and/ or the doctor in charge of the case, but was told to take a seat. ABSOLUTE TRUTHS
  • Moreover, Duwes depicted Mary as possessing a precocious grasp of the complex details of office holding and patronage when Mary threatened the almoner specifically with the denial of "a good benefyce" or church office that the old almoner had evidently been coveting. From Heads of Household to Heads of State: The Preaccession Households of Mary and Elizabeth Tudor, 1516-1558
  • After returning to Oxford for a year she gained a ‘war degree’ and qualified as a social worker, or what was then called a lady almoner, in 1947.
  • Well, his Holiness was frighted, and the almoner ran out, and brought in his Holiness's attendants, and they laid hold of me, but I struggled hard, and said, 'I will not go without my pack; arrah, your Holiness! make them give me my pack, which Shorsha gave me in Dungarvon times of old;' but my struggles were of no use. The Romany Rye
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