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(ˈmæɡdəlɪn) or


1. literary a reformed prostitute
2. rare a reformatory for prostitutes
[from Mary Magdalene]
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Noun1.Magdalen - a reformed prostitutemagdalen - a reformed prostitute    
evildoer, sinner - a person who sins (without repenting)
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[ˈmægdəlɪn] NMagdalena
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He told how his vessel had been run down by a steamer; how he had been boarded by Malay pirates; how his ship had caught fire; how he helped a political prisoner escape from a South African republic; how he had been wrecked one fall on the Magdalens and stranded there for the winter; how a tiger had broken loose on board ship; how his crew had mutinied and marooned him on a barren island--these and many other tales, tragic or humorous or grotesque, did Captain Jim relate.
She was a tall woman, with a slender figure and a forest of golden curls, such as Raphael was fond of and Titian has painted all his Magdalens with.
There is in London, I hope, some establishment like that of the Magdalens, or of the Repentant Daughters.
She explores that phenomenon in such terms as the medieval Magdalene: establishing a cult of personality, teacher of the dear apostles: Lutheran preaching on Mary Magdalene, love made her dare: the Magdalene among Catholic women, and these Magdalens: diversity in the reformed tradition.
One of the delicacies traditionally made to commemorate the occasion is the French, sugar-coated cookies known as madeleines or magdalens.
Funeral service Tuesday 5th May 2015, 11.45am at St Mary Magdalens Church Tanworth-in-Arden, followed by Committal at Brandwood End Cemetery.
Madonnas and Magdalens: The Origins and Development of Victorian Sexual Attitudes.
Eighteenth-century Britons founded "hospitals" for orphans, poor women lying in, magdalens, old soldiers, and the mad; and philanthropists such as Josiah Hanway, Lady Spence, or Lady Huntington, who set up charities or gave lavishly of their personal fortunes, were famous for it.
"Passions I allow, and loves I approve" he explains in the Preface to his prose-poem Marie Magdalens Funeral Teares, "onely I would wishe that men would alter their object and better their intent" (A4).
(19) On the creation of the Actresses' Franchise League (AFL) and its propagandist plays, see Maria Di Cenzo, "Feminism, Theatre Criticism, and the Modern Drama," South Central Review 25 (2008): 36-55; Sos Eltis, "The Fallen Woman On Stage: Maidens, Magdalens, and the Emancipated Female," in The Cambridge Companion to Victorian and Edwardian Theatre, ed.