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- adj. Characteristic of a hermit
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to an eremite; hermitical; living in solitude.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating or pertaining to, having the character of, or like an eremite or hermit; living in solitude or in seclusion from the world.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to or befitting eremites or their practices of hermitic living
- adj. characterized by ascetic solitude
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Kevin Blanco, meanwhile, having taken his rec pen hostage, is perched on top of that basketball hoop with an air of eremitic remoteness.
Khodorkovsky was also forced into lead an eremitic existence after committing the relatively venial sin of drinking tea in an unauthorized place--though this ruling sounds as though it may be a little harder to overturn.
Misanthropic and eremitic, He was scruffy, ill-mannered, unemployable, and only went out after dark.
In the first half of the 4th century Pachomius (c. 290346) established cenobitic (communal, in contrast to eremitic) monasteries for men and for women in Upper Egypt.
Basil of Caesarea (33079), a leading Greek theologian, attacked the eremitic life, because of the impossibility of material self-sufficiency, the excessive concern with the self, and the lack of opportunity for the exercise of charity; he espoused cenobitism, which eventually became the common form of monasticism in the West.
It was an Egyptian by the name of Anthony who became the father of the eremitic life.
Quite a few Rangers were eremitic types, sane enough but basically schizoid.
The outline of the Greek story is as follows: -- St Thomas had converted the people of India, and after the eremitic life originated in Egypt, many
Solitude may be twofold: the seclusion of the cloister, which implies restriction of intercourse with the outer world; and the eremitic confinement of the cell, a practice which varies in different orders.
The councils and the monastic rules did not encourage those who were desirous of leading an eremitic life.