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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - One retired from society for religious reasons.

Usage examples (31)
  • Applying the term anchorite to me is perhaps a juster comparison than you think.
  • 'anchorite' passed his lonely existence in the spot in question.
  • He is not, however, an anchorite, or hard upon youth.
  • “It needs not,” answered the anchorite, in a whisper; for more
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  • An "anchorite" (someone who lives in seclusion, for religious reasons) on a mountaintop is not likely to find "ankerite" or any other mineral by staying in one place.
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