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a disposition to prefer seclusion or isolation

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A particularly striking example of an obsession with English testing and social reclusiveness is Takehiko Kikuchi, a self-classed hikikomori, who has scored the maximum of 990 points in the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC), an international English test for non-native speakers, 27 times.
When Ian points out that the cult celebrity he so hates has begun to feed off his reclusiveness, Adam emits a world-weary, "F**k.
Kanye's desire for control is thought to be the reason for Kardashian's sudden reclusiveness.
As Pears and Shaw emphasized that eastern religions, except Christianity, give much importance to happiness, taking part in recreational activities, and participation in celebrations since they affect investment and saving stimulus and hinder its development, value system of such religions which suggest prudence and reclusiveness work as obstacles on the way of salvation and development.
Speaking about the Moroccan identity, King Mohammed VI called for its preservation and protection from the risks of reclusiveness and distortion, stressing that the Moroccan approach to the practice of Islam, 'is based on the homogeneity of the Maliki rite, as well as on temperance and moderation.
Lyndall Gordon cites such poems--and others--as well as biographical and medical information and documentation--to support her claim that Dickinson was epileptic, explaining her reclusiveness (it was a stigmatised illness in the 19th century--and beyond) and other details of her existence, but most of all the notion fits, <crises> or 'turns', an epithet fashionable by the time that Henry James penned The Turn of the Screw.
Like these Chinese literati, he alternates periods of reclusiveness with involvement in the world at large, in the hope of changing the collective.
1) 0ther risk factors include adults living alone (notably men), poverty, poor access to groceries, reclusiveness, dementia, nutritional ignorance, avoidance of "acid" foods because of purported allergy, gastrointestinal disorders (eg, colitis, inflammatory disease), poor dentition, food fads or food avoidances, cancer, schizophrenia, and depression.
Ayers was one of the finest musical talents to emerge in the mayhem and madness of that era and someone, despite his reclusiveness, who continued to command a large and dedicated following throughout the world.
Several other ' characters' at the event have gained fame in the last few days because of their history, interests or reclusiveness to interact with the outsiders.
Part of Janet Frame's place in the New Zealand literary landscape has to do with the many myths, sought and unsought, that have grown up around her, rooted in part at least in her famous (if often overstated) reclusiveness.
Although living alone may once have been seen as abetting social withdrawal and reclusiveness, the growth of urbanization and communications technology, as well as more liberal attitudes toward relationships not contingent on marriage, has helped make living alone a nonsolitary--and in some cases, rather outgoing and socially involved--kind of lifestyle.
In the past, critics linked such sexual reclusiveness to a traditional cultural conditioning that required the young courting male (at least temporarily) to put "his sexuality under shackles" (Renner 261-62).
For a tiny minority of conspiracy-theorists, meanwhile, his reclusiveness had something to do with the event that 'never took place' - the moon landing; for them, the grainy footage was something carefully 'manipulated' in Nevada desert and millions who viewed it live on TV - when TV was a form of luxury to many at that time - were, simply, taken for a ride by NASA with the blessings of the US government
I think his genius was in his reclusiveness," said Brinkley.