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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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Mono-ethnic reclusive states (eg, North Korea and Cuba now and China earlier) usually get away with repression sans much internal backlash.
Protesters scuffled briefly with police and criticised South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who is using the Olympics to re-engage with the North and pave the way for talks over the reclusive state's nuclear and missile programme.
"But now when we think about it he was such a reclusive weirdo, so maybe it isn't that surprising after all.
In a phone call with US President Donald Trump, the two leaders agreed to discuss further actions against North Korea to increase pressure on the reclusive state.
Mr Ashley is only reclusive to the extent that he doesn't much like talking to the press.
Brown "I was shy and reclusive and was very quiet in school - I felt isolated and alone."
Speaking to Now Magazine the singer said: "I feel that as I'm getting older I'm becoming a little reclusive.
Former rugby league player Joe Pitts, 62, has penned Annie's Lights, a story about a reclusive young woman who sets about saving the world.
The famously reclusive star was the centre of everyone's attention as she walked the ramp for fashion designer- politician Shaina NC at a charity event, 'Caring with Style', organised by Cancer Patient Aid Association in Mumbai.
There, he encounters suspicious locals and a reclusive widow, Marise d'Api, who has a dark secret.
A "BUBBLY and generous" Cardiff University security worker died alone after becoming socially reclusive, an inquest heard yesterday.