Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of stylite.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • After I finish the Roman Mysteries I might write 'The Qartmin Trilogy' about monks, stylites and demons in 6th century Byzantium!

    Some Frequently Asked Questions addressed to Roman Mysteries author Caroline Lawrence

  • He thought of Sister Edgar in sixth grade talking about desert saints, pillar saints, stylites, and she hoisted herself up on her desk and crossed her legs under the habit, a saint lotused on a column in the Sinai, and spoke to the class in snatches of Latin and Hebrew and he remembered liking that—he liked to think of a godstruck band of wanderers haunting the test ranges and silos of the West.

    Underworld

  • He thought of Sister Edgar in sixth grade talking about desert saints, pillar saints, stylites, and she hoisted herself up on her desk and crossed her legs under the habit, a saint lotused on a column in the Sinai, and spoke to the class in snatches of Latin and Hebrew and he remembered liking that—he liked to think of a godstruck band of wanderers haunting the test ranges and silos of the West.

    Underworld

  • He thought of Sister Edgar in sixth grade talking about desert saints, pillar saints, stylites, and she hoisted herself up on her desk and crossed her legs under the habit, a saint lotused on a column in the Sinai, and spoke to the class in snatches of Latin and Hebrew and he remembered liking that—he liked to think of a godstruck band of wanderers haunting the test ranges and silos of the West.

    Underworld

  • Yet how could I shock the sweet filial heart of my cousin by a fierce lampoon or _stylites_ against her father, had Latin even figured amongst her accomplishments?

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol 58, No. 357, July 1845

  • They were known as hermits or recluses if they provided their own necessities of life or accepted them from strangers; stylites or dendrites, if they chose a pillar or a tree as the scene of their mortifications; lauriotes or kelliotes, if they lived together in a laura.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • Some passed years on the top of a pillar (stylites); others condemned themselves to remain standing, in open air (stationaries); others shut themselves up in a cell so that they could not come out (recluses).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • Holy people, anchorites, recluses, ascetics, stylites, hermits in deserts, are no match for me in fortitude of spirit -- yet even they fell in the struggle with the temptation of the diabolical flesh.

    Yama: the pit

  • Here are to be found anchorites, and stylites or pillar-saints.

    A Short History of Monks and Monasteries

  • Yes, I will cling to the stylobate of thy temple, I will be a stylites on thy columns, my cell shall be upon thy architrave and, what is more difficult still, for thy sake I will endeavour to be intolerant and prejudiced.

    Recollections of My Youth

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