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He was, to the eyes of men, studious and holy as an anchorite.

The church itself was frequently the habitation of the anchorite.

Why that man has conversation for the prince and the peasant—the courtier and the anchorite.

At the Tambov hermitage the anchorite Hilary, a man of saintly life, has died.

He lived in Paris more lonely than an anchorite in the deserts of Thebes.

His philosophy had   made him neither an ascetic nor an anchorite.

"She is enough to tempt an anchorite," declares Mr. Murray, gallantly.

He dressed himself like an automaton, and breakfasted like an anchorite.

Dumb were its walls as when they refused to return the murmured orisons of the anchorite.

Sirona had listened in astonishment to the anchorite's promises.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "hermit (especially those of the Eastern deserts), recluse, one who withdraws from the world for religious reasons," from Medieval Latin anchorita, from Greek anakhoretes, literally "one who has retired," agent noun from anakhorein "to retreat, go back, retire," from ana- "back" (see ana-) + khorein "withdraw, give place," from khoros "place, space, free space, room." Replaced Old English ancer, from Late Latin anchoreta.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ANCHORITE

hermit

nounperson who chose to live alone
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