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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or typical of a hermit

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  • adj. characterized by ascetic solitude


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  • Your African characters may include naked warriors, loyal servants, diviners and seers, ancient wise men living in hermitic splendour.

    so very apt

  • It is a thoughtful way of establishing Munch as a thoroughly modern artist whose curiosity at the beginning of the 20th century for avant-garde forms of artistic expression, such as filmmaking and photography, are at odds with his image as a hermitic creator hell-bent on cutting himself off from the outside world.

    A Thoroughly Modern Munch

  • Being a hermitic writer might be appealing, but perhaps to the detriment of your inspiration.

    2009 November 21 | The Long Write

  • For him hermitic life is the apex of Christian life.


  • Even academics, a notoriously hermitic bunch, have to interact with students, fellow faculty members, and perhaps grant makers at some point.

    apophenia » Blog Archive » Sociality Is Learning

  • Not forever, or a lot of them, and not like those slightly hermitic older folks whose apartments devolve into labyrinthine tunnels between stacks of Look and Boys Life; but sometimes I'll save the L.A. Times for a week or two.

    Larry Miller: Tyger, Tyger, Burning Bright

  • I've been feeling a bit discouraged over my shy/hermitic tendencies, thinking all sorts of distorted thoughts, i.e.

    Baby steps

  • Buzzmachine mentions “the elusive, hermitic, hermetic Jim Romenesko”.

    The Judy chronicles « BuzzMachine

  • Despite the resemblance, ‘hermit/hermitic’ and ‘hermetic’ are unrelated.

    The Judy chronicles « BuzzMachine

  • I've kept a bucket in the bath for the last three years and it's almost become a symbol for me, a latter-day symbol of the hermitic, ascetic lifestyle of the stereotyped writer.

    Archive 2005-04-01


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