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eremitical

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj eremitical characterized by ascetic solitude "the eremitic element in the life of a religious colony","his hermitic existence"
    • adj eremitical of or relating to or befitting eremites or their practices of hermitic living "eremitic austerities"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Eremitical Of or pertaining to an eremite; hermitical; living in solitude. "An eremitical life in the woods.""The eremitic instinct."
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Usage

In literature:

I, whom nature meant for an eremite, have no business in kings' chambers such as these.
"To Have and To Hold" by Mary Johnston
The Eremite rose with the Sun; and while he was yet at matins, was joined by Iduna, refreshed and cheerful after her unusual slumbers.
"The Rise of Iskander" by Benjamin Disraeli
Or is it because the founders no longer invoke Saint Anthony the Eremite when the bronze is boiling in the furnace?
"Là-bas" by J. K. Huysmans
Ingram, we now admit that Poe was neither a drunkard, a debauchee, nor a cynical eremite.
"Books and Persons" by Arnold Bennett
The order of scholars has ceased to be mendicant, vagabond, and eremite.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 83, September, 1864" by Various
Which seemed to him more lone than Eremite's sad cell.
"The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2" by George Gordon Byron
How terrible were the temptations that sometimes assailed the religious eremites we can never guess.
"Duffels" by Edward Eggleston
Seek not, and the little eremite Flies forth and gayly sings in sight.
"Little Brothers of the Air" by Olive Thorne Miller
But the many questionable pages on this curious subject of the eremite, what are we to do with them?
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
The gospel according to Sakya the Eremite is divine.
"The Lords of the Ghostland" by Edgar Saltus
You'll be telling me soon that you've been pinched by demons like an Egyptian eremite.
"Sinister Street, vol. 2" by Compton Mackenzie
The young Eremite prepared his bed of moss, beneath the oak, exceedingly content with the reception which the Elf had given him.
"Translations from the German (Vol 3 of 3)" by Thomas Carlyle
Why, Pythagoras was an Eremite, and under ground for seven years: and his daughter was an abbess.
"The Cloister and the Hearth" by Charles Reade
He showed special favours to the mendicant orders and formally sanctioned the Carmelites and Augustinian Eremites.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 6" by Various
Friar Jordan, an Augustinian eremite, held a commission as inquisitor in both sections of Saxony.
"A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume II" by Henry Charles Lea
He had found at last an asylum wild enough to content the most pious of eremites, or the most desperate of bandits.
"Vassall Morton" by Francis Parkman
The service for blessing a hermit consisted of prayers and psalms and a gift of the eremitical habit.
"Curiosities of Christian History" by Croake James
The Franciscans, Dominicans, and Augustinian Eremites tried to arouse opposition, but unsuccessfully.
"A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)" by Thomas M. Lindsay
Furnished with these two books he proceeds alone, in the dark, to the convent of the Eremites of St. Augustine, and asks to be received.
"History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century (Volume 1)" by J. H. Merle D'Aubigné
She bore Jamadagni to Richika, who lived as an eremite after the example of his father.
"The History of Antiquity, Volume IV (of 6)" by Max Duncker
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In news:

Jemeel Moondoc Vtet Revolt of the Negro Lawn Jockeys Eremite Records Jemeel Moondoc and the Jus Grew Orchestra Spirit House Eremite Records.
Keeping with the Eremite Records practice of releasing live concerts as CDs, the label has issued two great performances of the underappreciated alto saxophonist Jemeel Moondoc.
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