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 Wordsinvective - abuse
compliant - readily acting in accordance with a rule, order, or the wishes or others; yielding; comforming to requirements
bliss - complete happiness; ADJ. blissful
remunerative - (of work) compensating; rewarding; profitable; well-paid; V. remunerate: reward; pay (someone) for work or trouble
titular - of a title; in name only; nominal; having the title of an office without the obligations; Ex. titular head of the company
cater - provide food and drink (for); cater to: try to satisfy (desires of a bad kind)
inconsistency - state of being self-contradictory; lack of uniformity or steadiness; ADJ. inconsistent: displaying a lack of consistency; erratic; contradictory; incompatible
solicitous - anxious; worried; concerned; eager; Ex. solicitous to do something; N. solicitude
plumb - exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power