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Usage examples for seclusion

  1. She is calculated equally for the seclusion of Yatton and the splendid atmosphere of Almack's; but for the latter she seems at present to have little inclination. – Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1. by Samuel Warren
  2. He called himself " the doubly imprisoned captive," in allusion to his seclusion and loss of sight. – A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
  3. Such was the quiet and apparent seclusion of the spot, that it struck Franks they had better find its most sheltered corner, in which to sit down and rest awhile, possibly sleep. – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  4. The establishment had all the privacy of isolation and seclusion and was a charming spot. – A Daughter of the Union by Lucy Foster Madison
  5. As for the Widow Wycherly, tradition tells us that she was a great beauty in her day; but, for a long while past, she had lived in deep seclusion, on account of certain scandalous stories which had prejudiced the gentry of the town against her. – From-Twice-Told-Tales by Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  6. Silence and seclusion are so strictly enforced as to be almost absolute and uninterrupted; even the minister who addresses the prisoners on the Sabbath is known to them only by his voice. – A Visit To The United States In 1841 by Joseph Sturge
  7. Your plan, as far as I can see, is to place her in seclusion and safety until she is twenty- one, then she can claim her own. – The Birthright by Joseph Hocking
  8. My idea is to take off our boots directly we get into the seclusion of the garden and change into these shoes. – The Mystery of the Four Fingers by Fred M. White
  9. It is known, too, that I long intensely to live in the future days of peace as the emperor's lieutenant in the Tyrol; to live, far from the noisy bustle of the capital, in the peaceful seclusion of the mountain country, for myself, my studies, and the men whom I love, and who love me. – Andreas Hofer by Lousia Muhlbach
  10. More for seclusion than for show, Wych Hazel had chosen her bridal dress. – The Gold of Chickaree by Susan Warner
  11. It was often a delight to him to think of its freedom and seclusion. – A Beautiful Alien by Julia Magruder
  12. A girl must always be wedded before arriving at adolescence, the penalty for breach of this rule being the driving out of the girl to seclusion in the forest for a day and a half, and a feast to the caste- fellows. – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell
  13. If one of the monks, therefore, is blessed with a talent for solitude and seclusion, his brother monks shall profit by it. – The Book of Khalid by Ameen Rihani
  14. I asked the count whether he had not himself questioned her concerning the cause of this singular seclusion. – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  15. Among the most conspicuous of the party were the Reverend Doctor Opimian and his lady, who had on this occasion stepped out of her domestic seclusion. – Gryll Grange by Thomas Love Peacock Commentator: George Saintsbury
  16. And he lives far off in the distant parts of the earth, in a state of melancholy seclusion; the age of gold has passed, the age of paper has commenced. – The Pilgrims Of The Rhine by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  17. The Last Public Appearance Once only was he drawn from his seclusion. – Haydn by J. Cuthbert Hadden
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