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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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If the offender is an alien and the prescribed penalty is not reclusion perpetua, he shall be deported after serving without further proceedings for deportation.
The Carta Atenagorica affair clearly was the catalyst for the increased pressure placed upon Sor Juana fundamentally to alter aspects of her life--to conform to ideals of obedience and reclusion from the world that her original vows had promised.
When Xin Qiji called to visit, he also composed ten boat songs, interpreting Zhu Xi's landscape and his reclusion.
In those circumstances, his religious reclusion can be seen as an escape.
Kate Greenstreet, in her chapbook This Is Why I Hurt You, richly conveys the growing sense of alienation and reclusion that results in a high-tech society.
En 1985, quelques annees seulement avant la desintegration de la Federation yougoslave--qualifiee souvent comme le pays le plus liberal de l'ancien bloc de l'Est--qui aura lieu en 1991, a l'epoque ou, paradoxalement, le groupe de musique slovene Laibach, avec son iconographie nazie et nationaliste deliberement provocante, est un des groupes de musique les plus populaires du pays, Koteski a ete condamne a 5 ans de reclusion, sous l'accusation d'avoir oeuvre secretement a la destruction de la Yougoslavie et a la creation d'un Etat macedonien independant (la guerre en ex-Yougoslavie debutera et la Macedoine proclamera son independance par Referendum seulement cinq ans plus tard).
In 1975 he took a doctorate in social psychiatry, which inspired his 1976 book "La Reclusion Solitaire.
For years, the premier prison of the armed forces, the Centro de Reclusion Militar at the Tolemaida military base, has seemed more like a country club than a high-security prison," said Semana.
Tell your friends you've found solace in total reclusion and take that phone off the hook.
Por eso, en interes social, no cabe otro recurso que la reclusion prolongada.
Justifiant une sentence reduite de vingt-trois mois de reclusion, la juge exprimait ainsi : << Les facteurs attenuants sont l'absence [.
Though both her writing habits and the debilitations of lupus may have enforced a kind of solitariness on her days, O'Connor's letters demonstrated not reclusion, but a loving engagement with others.