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anchorite

a person who lives in seclusion, esp a religious recluse; hermit

anchorite

[′aŋ·kə‚rīt]
(petrology)
A variety of diorite having nodules of mafic minerals and veins of felsic minerals.
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We know little of this enigmatic figure-of his motivations or distinct practices-but he has clearly chosen the life of an anchorite for the silence and pursuit of wisdom.
There is so little autobiography in Julian's texts that many speculate about whether she was a nun (probably not) before becoming an anchorite.
Erler, "A London Anchorite, Simon Appulby: His Fruyte of Redempcyon and Its Milieu," Viator 29 (1998): 227-239, 230-231, 238 (STC 22557-60); Mary C.
The fantasy dominating the anchorite who is prey of acedia seems to allude to the wish to meet as early as possible the human beings he shares his life with and to the obvious experience of frustration enforced by the rigid rules of the coenobium.
Before La Barbera's canvas, Rosalie had been represented only sporadically and in groups, including a stiff 13th-century Italo-Byzantine icon in which she and fellow patron saints Elias and Venera are outranked (and outsized) by the then favourite Saint Olivia; a handful of mostly quattrocento Pisan sacre conversazioni in which she usually appears in fashionable pink gowns (Pisa enjoyed trade with Palermo); and some cinquecento Sicilian panels that sometimes dressed her as a Franciscan in deference to a group of Franciscan anchorites called the Romiti di Montepellegrino, who began living in huts around her cave.
Stories of Asian holy types such as Enkidu and Madhavi eventually came to influence the Christian anchorite tradition.
At the Church of St Mary and St Cuthbert in Chester-le-Street on the Wear is Anker's House Museum, a tiny space which from 1383 to 1547 was the dwelling place of an Anchorite, or hermit.
The hermit, anchorite or anchoress was a familiar sight across medieval England too, even from Anglo-Saxon times, and a few of the cells they lived in still survive.
Petrarch-Actaeon, the anchorite or eremite of love: One day hunting, as I used to do, l went, and that beast, beautiful and savage, in a fountain naked stood, at the time when the sun was burning strongest.
Solitary awe's the constellated path you blaze-- as here, this lonely anchorite of sandy wastes, her candle snuffed in a day, abides in stealthy ecstasy under skies as broad as seas-- her hidden bliss--rare ambergris.
Unless an anchorite, individuals form various relationships and friendships with those sharing common interests, views, and backgrounds.