Part of speech: adjective

Secluded; solitary.

Part of speech: noun

One who lives in seclusion.

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Usage examples "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.)", 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", 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", E. Phillips Oppenheim.