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Definition of Hermit


  1. A person who retires from society and lives in solitude; a recluse; an anchoret; especially, one who so lives from religious motives.
  2. A beadsman; one bound to pray for another.
  3. A spiced molasses cooky, often containing chopped raisins and nuts.

Hermit Quotations

Etiquette is all human social behavior. If you're a hermit on a mountain, you don't have to worry about etiquette; if somebody comes up the mountain, then you've got a problem. It matters because we want to live in reasonably harmonious communities.
Judith Martin

The mind can weave itself warmly in the cocoon of its own thoughts, and dwell a hermit anywhere.
James Russell Lowell

I'm a provincial. I live very much like a hermit: reading, listening to music, working in the cutting room, writing, commercial work - which doesn't take up that much time.
Orson Welles

If a hermit lives in a state of ecstasy, his lack of comfort becomes the height of comfort. He must relinquish it.
Jean Cocteau

Please don't make me sound like a crazy hermit, but I don't like crowds or noise.
Steve Burns
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Hermit Translations

hermit in Dutch is heremiet, kluizenaar
hermit in French is ermite
hermit in German is Einsiedler
hermit in Hungarian is remete
hermit in Italian is eremita
hermit in Norwegian is eremitt
hermit in Swedish is eremit