Definitions

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  • n. A female hermit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A female hermit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A female hermit.

Etymologies

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hermit +‎ -ess

Examples

  • Such is what happens to a foodblogging hermitess who rarely, if ever, sees the light of day.

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • He also advertizes in a similar fashion to the hermitess I spoke about.

    Archive 2006-06-04

  • A torrent of explanation followed, and a thousand minute circumstances, forgotten before, now assured us that my sad hermitess was the beloved of Elmore.

    The Mourner

  • In each gallery shall be a bed, and the appurtenance thereof, one for use and one for a co-hermit or hermitess, if such there be.

    In a Green Shade A Country Commentary

  • One tempestuous night, an old hag who had long done business as a hermitess on Helmet Rock came into the bar-room at the Cliff House, and there, amidst the crushing thunders and lightnings spilling all over the horizon, she related that she had seen a young seal in a comfortable overcoat, sitting pensively upon the pinnacle of Seal Rock, and had distinctly heard the familiar words of a Methodist hymn.

    The fiend's delight

  • Bellati (foreigners) had not yet taken possession of this mountain, the old hermit suddenly was transformed into a hermitess.

    From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan

  • His faith in the holy hermitess and the seven goddesses was a good deal shaken by the shameful capitulation of the Sisters, who had surrendered at the first blow from

    From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan

  • Read on, hermitess of the world! what thou seekest is not there, yet thou dost not seek in vain.

    Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli

  • That is a strange thing in itself since I am a total hermitess.

    Convergence

  • Late last month, she made the final step and was consecrated as a hermitess before Bishop Paul Coakley and a few witnesses.

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