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  • adj. Relating to an anchoret or hermit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to an anchoret or hermit; after the manner of an anchoret.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to an anchoret, or to his mode of life. Equivalent forms are anchoretical, anchoritic, anchoritical.


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  • He there passed through the usual anchoretic battles with demons, and by prayer and ascetic exercise attained a rare power over nature.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 4, April, 1864

  • There were individual cases of excessive self-torture even among these congregations of monks but we may say that ordinarily, organized monasticism was altogether less severe upon the individual than anchoretic life.

    A Short History of Monks and Monasteries

  • To wash down this anchoretic fare M. Desmoulin and myself ordered Sauterne and Apollinaris; but the contents of the water bottle sufficed for M. Zola and the other gentleman.

    With Zola in England

  • I had no care upon my mind, for my small fortune, along with the rent of my field, was more than sufficient for my maintenance in the almost anchoretic seclusion in which I intended to live, and hence I had every advantage for the more definite projection and prosecution of a work which had been gradually shaping itself in my mind for months past.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede

  • a combination of the cenobitic with the anchoretic life.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • It had already been adopted by the anchorites, as St. Basil (loc. cit.) tells us, and continued to be a feature of anchoretic life as late as the ninth century (see

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery


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