Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a recluse manner; in retirement or seclusion from society; as a recluse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a recluse or solitary manner.

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  • adverb archaic In a recluse or solitary manner.

Etymologies

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recluse +‎ -ly

Examples

  • From a melancholy turn, from living reclusely, and from a little too much dignity, he never converses easily; all his words are measured and chosen, his writings are admirable; he himself is not agreeable. '

    Life Of Johnson

  • From a melancholy turn, from living reclusely, and from a little too much dignity, he never converses easily; all his words are measured and chosen, his writings are admirable; he himself is not agreeable. '

    Life of Johnson, Volume 2 1765-1776

  • "I had been about a year at Bardstown, living thus studiously and reclusely, when, as I was one day walking the street, I met two young girls, in one of whom I immediately recalled the little beauty whom I had kissed so impudently.

    The Crayon Papers

  • From a melancholy turn, from living reclusely, and from a little too much dignity, he never converses easily; all his words are measured and chosen, and formed into sentences: his writings are admirable -- he himself is not agreeable. "

    Literary Character of Men of Genius Drawn from Their Own Feelings and Confessions

  • From a melancholy turn. living reclusely, and from a little too much dignity, he never converses easily all his words are measured and chosen, and formed into sentences his writings are admirable; he himself is not agreeable. '(

    The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 1

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