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Definition of Recluse

Recluse

  1. Shut up; sequestered; retired from the world or from public notice; solitary; living apart; as, a recluse monk or hermit; a recluse life.
  2. A person who lives in seclusion from intercourse with the world, as a hermit or monk; specifically, one of a class of secluded devotees who live in single cells, usually attached to monasteries.
  3. The place where a recluse dwells.
  4. To shut up; to seclude.

Recluse Quotations

They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse.
Emily Dickinson

Essays, entitled critical, are epistles addressed to the public, through which the mind of the recluse relieves itself of its impressions.
Margaret Fuller

Me, I walk along and feel quietly defensive, a recluse in the Land of We. That's quite the loaded word, 'we.'
Caroline Knapp

I'm happy to be a writer - of prose, poetry, every kind of writing. Every person in the world who isn't a recluse, hermit or mute uses words. I know of no other art form that we always use.
Maya Angelou

I'm happy to feed the illusion that I'm a lazy recluse.
Julian Casablancas
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Recluse Translations

recluse in French is ermite
recluse in German is Einsiedler
recluse in Italian is eremita
recluse in Spanish is recluso
recluse in Swedish is eremit
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