What does the word recluse mean?

Usage examples for recluse

  1. One can imagine the amiable recluse composing his homely romance amid such surroundings. – Life And Adventures Of Peter Wilkins, Vol. I. (of II.) by Robert Paltock Commentator: A. H. Bullen
  2. He was of a disposition, too, to restrain himself within any limits of expense whatever, and it suited his recluse turn, which is, to avoid society. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  3. In a single week she had passed from the position of one of the most brilliant leaders of English society to be the keeper of a recluse, whose sanity was at least doubtful. – Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim