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recluse

a person who lives in solitude to devote himself to prayer and religious meditation; a hermit, anchorite, or anchoress
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69) To lay minds, a Sufi is commonly identified with traditionalism, passivity and reclusiveness.
Employment may assist in compensating the social reclusiveness that asylum seekers undergo when there is no access to work.
And for a writer with a reputation for reclusiveness, Wouk manages to encounter a great many well-known figures, and he does not trash any of them.
3) * Exhaustion from increased energy expended on dealing with problematic patient behaviour, psychotic symptoms, poor self-care, reclusiveness, poor medication adherence and confusion.
Less than 18 months later, she left him, reportedly because his increasing reclusiveness made her decide she did not want to have children with him.
It renewed my weak muscles and also moved me from a state of reclusiveness and depression to a state of hope, determination and a perpetual smile," said Thuraya.
Their unique personalities and ghostly reclusiveness are just some of the traits that make them so fascinating.
One might even read the last line of the novel, "Stiller blieb in Glion und lebte allein" (6: 780) as an echo of Garbo's own desire for reclusiveness.
Consequently, leading to depression, insomnia, psychological trauma, and reclusiveness.
In many parts of the world, reclusiveness, intolerance, rejection of others -because of ethnic considerations or a distorted understanding of the lofty message of religion - are leading to blatant violations of fundamental rights, including the sacred right to life.
Theo's reclusiveness became even more pronounced in 1971 after he was kidnapped.