Anchoret



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Historical Examples

The ground floor served as drawing-room; above it was the anchoret’s bedroom; and the top story was used as a study.
Balzac Frederick Lawton

He was at this time evidently leading the life of an anchoret.
St. Bernard of Clairvaux’s Life of St. Malachy of Armagh H. J. Lawlor

No anchoret, indeed, could claim for himself much more apathy towards all such allurements than he did at that period.
Life of Lord Byron, Vol. I. (of VI.) Thomas Moore

His plump cheeks, no less than his well-filled waistcoat, showed that the Rev. Mr. Rimmon was no anchoret.
Gordon Keith Thomas Nelson Page

Ammona lived with three thousand brethren in such silence as though he was an anchoret.
Talkers John Bate

For it stood on the transcantine side, an anchoret in itself, severed by the river from the rest of the University.
Cambridge and its Story Charles William Stubbs

But at Monkbarns, no anchoret could have made a more simple and scanty meal.
The Antiquary, Complete Sir Walter Scott

Arsenius was a noble Roman who, at the end of the fourth century, retired to Egypt to live the life of an anchoret in the desert.
The Vision and Creed of Piers Ploughman, Volume II of II William Langland

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