Definition: hermit; loner; ADJ. reclusive
Definition: hermit; loner; ADJ. reclusive
Sentences Containing 'recluse'
That sagacious Miss Mills, too; that amiable, though quite used up, recluse; that little patriarch of something less than twenty, who had done with the world, and mustn't on any account have the slumbering echoes in the caverns of Memory awakened; what a kind thing she did!
He said, “it was altogether impossible to find such a solitary island as I desired to live in; but I might command in my own house, and pass my time in a manner as recluse as I pleased.” I complied at last, finding I could not do better.
As the sky grew less gloomy; indeed, began to grow a little genial, he became still less and less a recluse; as if, when the ship had sailed from home, nothing but the dead wintry bleakness of the sea had then kept him so secluded.
Though undoubtedly idle, he was not truly lethargic: he made several visits to the United States and Italy, and struck up many new friendships, despite his later reputation as a recluse.
Smith lived his last years as a recluse.
The current occupants of the house know nothing about the tiles and are annoyed by people who ask, though this is the residence of a named recluse and alleged tile-maker, as shown in the 2011 documentary film "Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles".
However, he becomes obsessed with his latest musical project (replete with theremin) and becomes a self-destructive recluse.
One of Tudbury's early adventures brought him into contact with Dr. Tachyon, who at the time was an alcoholic recluse.
Over time, Elmas became increasingly hard of hearing and grew somewhat of a bitter recluse, cutting himself off from the world.
He was an obsessive recluse who was committed to having his diaries published to establish his immortality.
She became a virtual recluse when Sam Houston was elected Governor of Texas and refused any visitors inside the mansion except her own relatives.
A few weeks later, Adam is beside himself in his house, more or less a recluse.
Sun then moved to Taiwan in 1954, where she lived as a virtual recluse under the care of followers such as Wang Hao-te until her death in 1975.
One day, he is summoned by a recluse who lives in a grand bourgeois house.
In the mid-1990s, after leaving "Whose Line Is It Anyway?", Slattery suffered what he described as a "mid-life crisis" — triggered by excessive drinking and cocaine use (spending up to £4,000 per week on the drug) — culminating in 1996 with a six-month period as a recluse, during which he did not answer his door or telephone, "or open bills, or wash...
Events would include his rise with the Beach Boys and their esteemed "Pet Sounds" album, the experimental but volatile "Smile" recording sessions, Wilson's ostensible "recluse period" and notorious drug addictions thereon, and his comeback during the 1980s which immediately preceded the highly-publicized civil suit against Landy for his medical malpractice.
He becomes a recluse following their deaths, and he copes with the loss by annually repairing his car and dismantling it every June 8, the anniversary of their death.
In the care of Mister Tom, an elderly recluse, he experiences a new life of loving and care.
More Vocab Wordsbargain - agreement between two groups or people; something for sale at a price advantageous to the buyer; V: negotiate; trade; Ex. bargaining power
affluence - abundance; wealth
seclusion - isolation; solitude; V. seclude: set apart from others; isolate
bureaucracy - overregulated administrative system marked by red tape; ADJ. bureaucratic
delirium - mental disorder marked by confusion; uncontrolled excitement; ADJ. delirious
dispatch - speediness; prompt execution; message sent with all due speed; V: send to a specified destination; finish promptly; kill
vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
matrimony - state of being married
indignation - anger at an injustice; Ex. righteous indignation; ADJ. indignant
spasmodic - fitful; periodic; of or like a spasm; N. spasm: sudden involuntary muscular contraction; sudden burst of energy or emotion