n. one who lives in solitude; withdrawn from the world; reclusive
The modern founder of Pantheism, Benedict Spinoza, was a man of pure and saintly character, a gentle recluse from the world, lovable and blameless.
Sentence in Classic:
I wondered to myself what this could mean, and concluded that the recluse had been unwilling to accord me his counsel.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
As the sky grew less gloomy; indeed, began to grow a little genial, he became still less and less a recluse; as if, when the ship had sailed from home, nothing but the dead wintry bleakness of the sea had then kept him so secluded.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
Occasionally the air breathed through the crevices of the hut, and the low flame that fluttered about the embers of the fire threw their wavering light on the person of the sullen recluse.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
Not one of the young recluses could see him, because of the serge curtain, but he had a sweet and rather shrill voice, which they had come to know and to distinguish.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context