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recluse

(rĕk′lo͞os′, rĭ-klo͞os′)
n.
A person who withdraws from the world to live in seclusion and often in solitude.
adj. recluse (rĭ-klo͞os′, rĕk′lo͞os′)
Withdrawn from the world; reclusive.
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The pioneering work on late Roman religion by Peter Brown (the "holy man") stimulated medievalists to think about the roles played by recluses and hermits for local communities and the significance of solitary religious as emblems of authority or, conversely, as rejecters of ecclesiastical order.
One of the paradoxes of eremitism as a phenomenon is that, whether one is thinking of recluses shut into cells abutting parish churches of anchorites in remote wildernesses, hermits needed the world.
The writer, they dubbed "the recluse in the rye", gave what was probably his longest-ever interview to a high school newspaper based near his home.
The synchronistic sense of shiren as canonical poet would lead to an interpretation of zong as a lineage with the Classic at its root and Tao as an epigone, but there is nothing in Shipin to recommend a particular association between Shijing and recluses.
Second, Tao Qian is vaguely qualified as the ancestor of a whole class not mentioned elsewhere in Shipin: no other poet is listed as a descendant of Tao or labeled a recluse.
We collected brown recluses from a barn in the Little Creek Nature Preserve near St.
When arachnologist Jamel Sandidge of the University of Kansas in Lawrence puts traps in a house, he may collect as many as 1,400 brown recluses in 2 months.
The publication of this edition of the Myrour of Recluses will, for the first time, bring this treatise to a wider audience.
For all tests, I used forceps to place dead and live prey in the center of the plastic containers housing individual recluses.
Julian never mentions virginity or recluses in her text, causing any subversive utterances concerning them to lay hidden within it.
Unsurprisingly, for Berkowitz such unscrupulous poseurs were not genuine recluses.
Gorham (1968) shades every county in Mississippi indicating that brown recluses are found throughout the state.