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one retired from society for religious reasons


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My dear Ned,' said his father, 'I will hear you with the patience of an anchorite.
Bounderby's retreat, where, notwithstanding her anchorite turn of mind based upon her becoming consciousness of her altered station, she resigned herself with noble fortitude to lodging, as one may say, in clover, and feeding on the fat of the land.
Of Grumett and Muers' (2010) examples of historical meat abstinence, perhaps the most interesting is the Anchorites, to whom "meat was viewed as the paradigmatic 'hot' food, with many puns linking the sexual pleasures of human flesh with the dietary temptations of animal flesh and the carnality of the carne" (p.
Anchorites beneath Engaddi's palms Pacing the Dead Sea beach, And singing slow their old Armenian psalms In half-articulate speech.
To those unable to sustain the very rigid dietary regimen of the anchorites he intimated: "reduce bread and even water" (trans.
Gregory's Church was open to anchorites, lay women, wives and nuns.
34) Likening the dynamic to that of earlier Christians seeking counsel and confession from monks and anchorites, Hellwig added,
Anchorites took monastic vows and were sealed in for the rest of their lives.
Noonday Demons deals with two fourth-century anchorites each vying with each other for rigorous piety through a bizarre battle of ritual and action, each attempting to prove their superior devotion to God and their individual worthiness to be 'top dog collar'.
7-8; McAvoy," 'Closyd in an hows of ston': Discourses of Anchoritism and The Book of Margery Kempe" in Anchorites Wombs and Tombs: Intersections of Gender and Enclosure in the Middle Ages, ed.
Many anchorites and anchoresses taught people from their cells.
At my studio back in Cardiff, the walls swarm with a cast of hermits, angels, penitents, devils, wild beasts, and anchorites," wrote Clive Hicks-Jenkins during a visit to Prague.
Boston: Little, 1863): "The fictions of the Catholic Church are mostly unsuitable to the Arts; nor can martyrs or emaciated anchorites be subjected to the laws of Beauty" (172).
We have seen that the coastal zone of Northumbria was occupied by hermits and anchorites.