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 Meanings and Examples of RECLUSIVE
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 a.  avoiding the company of other people; solitary
Classic Sentence:
1  In the monastery there is a recluse who never looks upon a human face.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
2  Suddenly the recluse interrupted me with the words: 'God's work first, and our own last.'
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
3  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 Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
4  At this spot I love to meditate, as I watch the sunset; it suits a recluse like me.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XX
5  But he's too much of a recluse.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIV
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 Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 27
7  Wuthering Heights and Mr. Heathcliff did not exist for her: she was a perfect recluse; and, apparently, perfectly contented.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVIII
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.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In XXIV. CONCLUSION
9  That direful mishap was at the bottom of his temporary recluseness.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 106. Ahab's Leg.
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 Hugo
Context  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 Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VIII—FAITH, LAW
Example Sentence:
1  She largely keeps to herself in the small outbuilding, where she lives with her equally reclusive boyfriend.
2  The modern founder of Pantheism, Benedict Spinoza, was a man of pure and saintly character, a gentle recluse from the world, lovable and blameless.
3  Cherishing his solitude, the recluse wants to shun the company of other human beings.
4  If the world were seeking a real-life Willy Wonka, it would have struggled to get closer than Michele Ferrero, the confectioner who seduced millions with his genius for mass-market chocolatey sweetmeats and yet remained an enigmatic recluse.