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Synonyms for hermit

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Synonyms for hermit

one retired from society for religious reasons


Related Words

one who lives in solitude

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Author Mike Finkel- who wrote a book on Knight called The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit - visited Knight in prison to discuss his extraordinary time living in the wild.
Christian hermits, or solitaries as they are sometimes called, have fascinated me for years.
To test the theory, Laidre set about the unenviable task of measuring members - specifically, seeing how the penises of 328 specimens of various types of hermit crab stacked up.
"It is to their claws that I will pass the reins of hermit crab society," Dr.
When studying hermit crab behavior, it is necessary to provide shells of appropriate size for each individual in order to minimize shell-searching behavior (McClintock, 1985) and to ensure that in shell choice studies (e.g., Pechenik and Lewis, 2000; de la Haye et al., 2011; Pechenik et al., 2015b) the hermit crabs have an ideal shell to choose as an option.
Avelino Yalung, president of the Extra-Ordinary Eucharistic Lay Minister of the Saint William the Hermit Cathedral, said the image of the miraculous Black Nazarene will stay in the cathedral of the Diocese of San Feranando De La Union from November 26 to December 2.
In Brazilian waters, some significant studies on the composition of hermit crab species have been performed by Hebling et al.
Finkel, a journalist and author of True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa, heard about Knight's arrest and wrote to the jailed hermit. Surprisingly Knight wrote back.
Noting the many instances when a religious hermit's search for solitude and meditation attracts pilgrims seeking prayers, encouragement, and spiritual affirmation, Aguilar explores how the hermit's solitude and search for spiritual and self-development brings unto it encounter with others and with others' experience of the Absolute.
The 57-year-old, from Co Westmeath, wants to move to the village to continue her life as a hermit and was upset when her house move fell through.
It has gone unnoticed to the hermit that all state occasions, even the opening of Parliaments, are ceremonial, military affairs.
To understand what brought Carmelite Sisters of Mary Leslie Lund and Nancy Casale to seek holiness as hermits in the northwestern wilderness of Washington a quarter-century ago, it's helpful to take the long view --800 years of long view.
The specific objectives were: (1) to estimate visitation rate of the Scale-throated Hermit (Phaethornis eurynome Lesson, 1832, Aves, Trochilidae) and how they vary with varying densities of the bromeliad Vriesea incurvata Gaudich, and (2) to compare the visitation frequency of the Scale-throated Hermit with V.
based on the following history: "While Henry V lay at the siege of Dreux, an honest Hermit, unknown to him, came and told him the great evils he brought on Christendom by his unjust ambition, who usurped the kingdom of France, against all; manner of right, and contrary to the will of God; wherefore in his holy name he threatened him with a severe and sudden punishment if he desisted not from his enterprise.