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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

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

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

My dad could be beyond brilliant but totally introverted. If we're talking about computers, he's on. Otherwise, he's a total recluse - he stays in the house and won't leave, and I'm like that. If I'm not working, I'm locked up in my room.
Alessandra Torresani

I feel akin to the Platypus. An orphan in a family. A swimmer, a recluse. Part bird, part fish, part lizard.
Trevor Dunn

How can you be a recluse in a house full of children, even if you had the inclination to be, which I don't?
Daniel Day-Lewis
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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