1 In the monastery there is a recluse who never looks upon a human face.
2 Suddenly the recluse interrupted me with the words: 'God's work first, and our own last.'
3 I wondered to myself what this could mean, and concluded that the recluse had been unwilling to accord me his counsel.
4 At this spot I love to meditate, as I watch the sunset; it suits a recluse like me.
5 But he's too much of a recluse.
6 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 CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 27
7 Wuthering Heights and Mr. Heathcliff did not exist for her: she was a perfect recluse; and, apparently, perfectly contented.
8 But through the remainder of Hester's life there were indications that the recluse of the scarlet letter was the object of love and interest with some inhabitant of another land.
9 That direful mishap was at the bottom of his temporary recluseness.
10 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 HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 6: CHAPTER V—DISTRACTIONS
11 In our opinion, cenobites are not lazy men, and recluses are not idlers.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VIII—FAITH, LAW