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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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DR Harold Carr suffered from debilitating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), which as he grew older forced him into a reclusive lifest yle .
A police spokesman said: 'Alan Holt Bell was a private man who rarely had visitors, living a fairly reclusive lifestyle.
The reclusive state's fabricated documents and false claims could be evidence that the abductees are still alive.
The president "was quoted as telling Japan's Prime Minister [Junichiro Koizumi] that he may drop the reclusive communist state from his 'axis of evil' trio.
Martin, 56, the reclusive farmer seen by many people as a victim of injustice since he was jailed for life, heard the decision at the Court of Appeal in London this morning.
Three members of a reclusive Birmingham family were found dead in a fume filled car two weeks after their sister died, an inquest heard.
Rip Rense, a freelance writer who has interviewed the often reclusive singer twice, said: "It's a gigantic human get-well card.
A reclusive obsessive who talked to himself in different voices, his mural-size paintings illustrate a sadistic 15,000-page fantasy about a war between soldiers and child hermaphrodites, The Story of the Vivian Girls.
There are several hundred thousand people exhibiting such behavior, according to one estimate, and experts say that such reclusive people aged 18 or above in particular can be a serious burden on families as they sometimes turn violent.
It is impossible to picture Leo Strauss, a reclusive thinker who shunned political involvement, declaring his belief in creationism at a press conference as part of a strategy for securing the allegiance of the trailer-park South to the GOP.
A RECLUSIVE property tycoon found beaten to death had more than pounds 100,000 in cash bundles in his home.