from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Shutting up or enclosing, usually referring to a religious cloister.
- n. A method used by emperors to keep their harems and to guarantee their virginity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Confinement in a cloister.
As to whether the "claustration" to which I condemn myself may be a
So, given the nineteenth century, we are opposed, as a general proposition, and among all peoples, in Asia as well as in Europe, in India as well as in Turkey, to ascetic claustration.
As to whether the “claustration” to which I condemn myself may be a “state of joy,” no.
And to my silence as to the causes of her claustration, was it not comprehensible that she should correspond with a similar and constant silence as to her perpetual desires, her innumerable memories and hopes?
I was less sad than usual because the melancholy of her expression, the sort of claustration which the startling hue of her gown set between her and the rest of the world, made her seem somehow lonely and unhappy, and this comforted me.
Marriage with Fyne was certainly a change but only to another kind of claustration.
A monastery will do that too; but in the unholy claustration of a jail you are thrown back wholly upon yourself -- for God and Faith are not there.
The fanaticism aroused in the townsfolk by this incident; the execution by torture of Jean Calas, accused as a Protestant of having hanged his son, who had gone over to the Church of Rome; the ruin of the family; the claustration of the daughters; the flight of the widow to
_lacune_, and the grandmother felt that the result of the three years 'claustration in nowise corresponded to its expense.
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