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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of sequester.
  • adj. Something that has already been separated.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Retired; secluded.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Secluded; private; retired.
  • Separated from others; being sent or having gone into retirement.

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

  • adj. kept separate and secluded
  • adj. providing privacy or seclusion


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  • But that fact hides dramatic income inequality: while wealthy citizens live luxuriously in sequestered Guatemala City neighborhoods, the poor are barely noticed, living like feudal peasants in the countryside.

    Hungry in Guatemala

  • He goes completely out of his way to try and keep her sequestered from the rest of the crew while he hustles to get a male replacement sent up.

    Short Story Break: Heinlein & Tiptree « A Working Title

  • Spas used to conjure up visions of rich, fortysomething women, slathered, pummeled and anointed, sequestered from the world while a plastic surgeon's handiwork healed among plush surroundings, granola farms in Battle Creek, or extreme fitness.

    Live Better South of the Border & Spas and Hot Springs of Mexico

  • How long wilt thou keep thy son Kamar al-Zaman sequestered from the eyes of the folk?

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • THE house they had taken was quiet, and sequestered from the noise of the streets, and had a small garden attached to it.

    The Semi-Attached Couple

  • They live retired and sequestered from the eyes of their fellow-citizens.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • They knew the bench; it was "sequestered" -- they had praised it for that together, before, and liked the word; and after they had begun to linger there they could have smiled (if they hadn't been really too serious, and if the question hadn't so soon ceased to matter), over the probable wonder of the others as to what would have become of them.

    The Golden Bowl — Complete

  • The potential energy comes in at ~0.04 GJ/ton CO2 sequestered, which is actually a hundred times better than some current technologies at 3-4GJ/ton.

    Rabett Run

  • And carbon that is captured and "sequestered" underground also creates environmental risks.

    Erich Pica: President Obama: Fired up for Clean Energy or Dirty Coal?

  • The cover of the current Atlantic promises to tell "why the future of clean energy is dirty coal," but the article is necessarily sparing with evidence that emissions from burning coal can be economically "sequestered" or kept out of the atmosphere.

    Craig K. Comstock: Green Coal


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  • "My one-and-a-half-times veiled (once by the sequestered school and another half by the head scarf), newly pious self appeared sufficiently recalcitrant."

    Source: Putting on the Veil: Boys Invade an All-Girls School

    January 22, 2018

  • Sheltered, retired, secluded.

    May 2, 2008