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- adj. Alternative form of eremitic.
- adj. characterized by ascetic solitude
- adj. of or relating to or befitting eremites or their practices of hermitic living
“Simon, who had then lived a recluse twenty years, imitating the Macariuses and Arseniuses in the most heroic practices of penance and contemplation, was much affected with the devotion of these servants of God to the blessed Virgin, their edifying deportment, and their eremitical austere institute, and joined their holy company before the end of the year 1212.”
“In the factionalized Ming-era environment, for example, several centuries before Wang, the rift between professional court-painters and austere, eremitical scholars stood for decorative vs. exploratory, descriptive vs. symbolic, illustrative vs. calligraphic, collaborators vs. refuseniks, sumptuary vs. anchorite, among numerous other polarities.”
“When we descried him from above, he had a most eremitical appearance; and on our return told us, he had been so much engaged by Gataker, that he had never missed us.”
“The father drank wine, slept on a bed of straw, bathed, and ate rather well, although he fasted and was faithful to the rule of psalmody and other exercises peculiar to the eremitical state.”
“Bruno sought to revive the ancient eremitical way of life.”
“His parents were not less ennobled by their virtues than by their blood, and his father, who some years before his death renouncing the world, led an eremitical life near a country church which he had built, was honored in Wales among the saints.”
“Romuald, leaving them under the conduct of Guarinus, retired into a desert near Cusan, and there led an eremitical life.”
“Dagobert, then led an eremitical life in a desert in Lorrain, near”
“Lindisfarne, there to lead an austere eremitical life.”
“These words, uttered with a tone of voice expressive of an interior conviction of their truth, had such an effect on the tribune who first spoke, that, hastening home, he distributed his fortune among the poor, and embraced an eremitical life.”
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