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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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The nexus between reclusiveness and hoarding has served as the subject of excellent literature: Henry James's novella, The Aspern Papers, in which the narrator reflects on "what mystic rites of ennui the Misses Bordereau celebrated in their darkened rooms.
The weight of the expectations is exacerbated by John's withdrawal from society and Marjorie's rather more reluctant reclusiveness.
Your husband's reclusiveness has been helped by the friendship of your neighbours.
The film takes its inspiration from the "true story" of Ed Gein, (1) whose depravities, reclusiveness, and cannibalism also inform Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960), Jeff Gillen's Deranged (1974), and Jonathon Demme's The Silence of the Lambs (1991).
Far Post bets on the next characteristic he acquires during his mental transformation: 66-1 reclusiveness, 100-1 modesty, 150-1 shyness, 500-1 an allergy to microphones and TV cameras.
Regardless of one's religious beliefs (or, in this case their absence) the monastic life and its reclusiveness hinted at an engagement with the spiritual realm, at a sustained determination to grapple with the pursuit of meaning in life (and death).
Given his reclusiveness, sloth, ignorance, negativism, turpitude, depravity, wildness and ferocity, Pap must appear a close kin to what Crevecoeur ([1998]: 50) identified as the peculiar American "mongrel" breed of half civilized, half savage wilderness back-settlers or squatters, a forlorn hope, and as such a poignant counterpoint to Turner's ideal ([1976]) of the valiant frontiersman.
It is a testament to Kroenke's reclusiveness to say that Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen--not exactly a guy you see frequently standing in the self-checkout line at King Soopers--is a relative spotlight vamp compared with the boss of the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche.
From her lifelong addiction to heroin and failed marriages to her reclusiveness, discussions include a centerfold of the author's artwork, and are a 'must' for understanding her writings.
However, tales of deception and reclusiveness must be balanced by the report quoted earlier that Teresa welcomed uncountable pilgrims: Los Angeles Times, 30 October 1902.
Literary darling JT LeRoy - enigmatic, troubled, sexually ambiguous - is said to be haunted into reclusiveness by his dark past.
Such reclusiveness no longer works in a world where the BIS stands center stage in the efforts to reform the global financial architecture and where increasing transparency and disclosure is required as an alternative to more regulation of largely deregulated markets.