sequestered

Part of speech: adjective

Retired; secluded.

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Usage examples "sequestered":

  1. Anthony bowed to the Archbishop, and was going to withdraw, but the Archbishop went on: " I will tell you," he said, " for your private ear only at present, that I have received an order this day from my Lords of the Council, bidding me to keep to my house for six months; and telling me that I am sequestered by the Queen's desire. - "By What Authority?", Robert Hugh Benson.
  2. " Much is to be said for, and much is to be said against a single life," thought the old gentleman, walking up and down the sequestered garden- path to which he had retired, and applying himself at shorter intervals than usual to the knob of his ivory cane. - "Man and Wife", Wilkie Collins.
  3. Their speech keeps them a sequestered place which is Italian, Italian beyond the ken of the traveller, and beyond the reach of alteration. - "Essays", Alice Meynell.