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  • adj. Characteristic of a hermit

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to an eremite; hermitical; living in solitude.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating or pertaining to, having the character of, or like an eremite or hermit; living in solitude or in seclusion from the world.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or befitting eremites or their practices of hermitic living
  • adj. characterized by ascetic solitude


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  • Kevin Blanco, meanwhile, having taken his rec pen hostage, is perched on top of that basketball hoop with an air of eremitic remoteness.

    Prison Porn

  • Khodorkovsky was also forced into lead an eremitic existence after committing the relatively venial sin of drinking tea in an unauthorized place--though this ruling sounds as though it may be a little harder to overturn.

    Court Rules Khodorkovsky's Isolation Was Unlawful

  • Misanthropic and eremitic, He was scruffy, ill-mannered, unemployable, and only went out after dark.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • In the first half of the 4th century Pachomius (c. 290–346) established cenobitic (communal, in contrast to eremitic) monasteries for men and for women in Upper Egypt.

    b. The Early Church

  • Basil of Caesarea (330–79), a leading Greek theologian, attacked the eremitic life, because of the impossibility of material self-sufficiency, the excessive concern with the self, and the lack of opportunity for the exercise of charity; he espoused cenobitism, which eventually became the common form of monasticism in the West.

    b. The Early Church

  • It was an Egyptian by the name of Anthony who became the father of the eremitic life.

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  • Quite a few Rangers were eremitic types, sane enough but basically schizoid.


  • The outline of the Greek story is as follows: -- St Thomas had converted the people of India, and after the eremitic life originated in Egypt, many

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3 "Banks" to "Bassoon"

  • Solitude may be twofold: the seclusion of the cloister, which implies restriction of intercourse with the outer world; and the eremitic confinement of the cell, a practice which varies in different orders.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • The councils and the monastic rules did not encourage those who were desirous of leading an eremitic life.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability


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