hermit

[h_ˈɜː_m_ɪ_t], [hˈɜːmɪt], [hˈɜːmɪt]

Definitions of hermit:

  1.   One who retires from society and lives in solitude or in the desert. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   One retired from society and living in solitude; one bound to pray for another. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   One who retires from society and lives in solitude for devotional purposes; an anchorite; a recluse or ascetic. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4.   One who retires from society and lives alone. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Quotes for hermit:

  1. When the devil grows old he turns hermit – Ludovico Ariosto
  2. If a hermit lives in a state of ecstasy, his lack of comfort becomes the height of comfort. He must relinquish it. – Jean Cocteau
  3. If I wasn't in the theater, I would be a hermit – Richard Foreman
  4. The mind can weave itself warmly in the cocoon of its own thoughts, and dwell a hermit anywhere. – James Russell Lowell
  5. I once asked a hermit in Italy how he could venture to live alone, in a single cottage, on the top of a mountain, a mile from any habitation? He replied, that Providence was his next -door neighbor. – Laurence Sterne

Usage examples for hermit:

  1. “ I am- I am- a hermit – A Little Bush Maid by Mary Grant Bruce
  2. And the shrewd counsellor's son whispered to him: Sir, as I am a hermit I wander about all the time in this region. ” – Twenty-two Goblins by Unknown
  3. But the Hermit crab, be it remembered, is in no real sense a parasite. ” – Natural Law in the Spiritual World by Henry Drummond
  4. The royal pair were at their wits' end when the queen was told that in a forest near the city there lived an aged hermit – Old-Time Stories by Charles Perrault
  5. Up rose the hermit monarch at the sight Full of keen anguish; with his pilgrim staff He drew the new- born creature from the wave; 'Twas panting fast, but life was in it still. ” – Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan by Toru Dutt
  6. Weeping bitterly, he made the best of his way on foot, until he came to a cell where a hermit was saying prayer. ” – Stories from Le Morte D'Arthur and the Mabinogion by Beatrice Clay
  7. You will break both of the golden rules which St. Anthony, the famous hermit used to give to his scholars. ” – The Good News of God by Charles Kingsley
  8. And the hermit answered: " I will tell you. ” – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  9. The Hermit smiled again. ” – The Flamp, The Ameliorator, and The Schoolboy's Apprentice by E. V. Lucas
  10. Could not the hermit who taught them to give life, not teach also how to take away life? ” – Folk-Tales of Bengal by Lal Behari Day

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