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noun as in person who does not want social contact

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In addition to dealing with hunger and loneliness, North suffered bites from a Chilean recluse spider, which eventually became infected and threatened her time on the show.

Despite the stereotype of the recluse who prefers movies to firsthand human encounters, I’ve often wondered if the faces of actors aren’t one of our best means for fostering empathy.

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After all, the popular image of an amateur-radio enthusiast is an aging, armchair-bound recluse, not some crampon-clad adventurer.

Later chapters become a depressing catalogue of bad books and bad health, as Highsmith retreated to Switzerland and became more and more of a recluse.

Although there are a few medically important species like widow spiders and recluses, even their bites are uncommon and rarely cause serious issues.

By only her second gig ever, she was opening for popular R&B recluse The Weeknd.

But the area is now a popular tourist destination and the amount of social interaction can be too much for a true recluse.

Two years later, in 1953, he evacuated to Cornish and became a celebrity recluse.

Lee is not a recluse, but she famously stopped granting interviews in 1964.

He was not a recluse, however, as the documents and electronic chips recovered by the SEALs from his lair revealed.

But, good recluse, you have not read Sainte-Beuve's famous article on the Academy and the candidateships.

Yet, none the less certainly, the Frenchman's work made expression possible to the recluse of Oxford.

This man was called Lao-tse, a recluse and philosopher, who was already an old man when Confucius began his travels.

The road was most romantically recluse, and so serpentine as never to be visible beyond an hundred yards.

Im a confirmed old bachelor, a grumpy, surly recluse wedded to my pipe, but for all that I have eyes in my head.


On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to recluse, such as: hermit, anchorite, ascetic, cenobite, eremite, and monk.

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