Definitions

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  • adjective Alternative form of eremitic.

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

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

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Examples

  • 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.

    Vocations

  • 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.

    An Encounter With the Sublime

  • 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.

    The desert...

  • 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.

    Archive 2006-10-08

  • Bruno sought to revive the ancient eremitical way of life.

    St. Bruno, priest

  • 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.

    Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

  • Romuald, leaving them under the conduct of Guarinus, retired into a desert near Cusan, and there led an eremitical life.

    The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints January, February, March

  • Dagobert, then led an eremitical life in a desert in Lorrain, near

    The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints January, February, March

  • Lindisfarne, there to lead an austere eremitical life.

    The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints January, February, March

  • 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.

    The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints January, February, March

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