Upon the 17th of July a small island in the neighbourhood of the anchorite Islands was sighted.
"She is enough to tempt an anchorite," declares Mr. Murray, gallantly.
Whether any anchorite has been made without the assent of the bishop.
He was, to the eyes of men, studious and holy as an anchorite.
Why that man has conversation for the prince and the peasant—the courtier and the anchorite.
The church itself was frequently the habitation of the anchorite.
At this period of his existence, Stuart Ford troubled himself as little as any anchorite of the desert about the eternal feminine.
At the Tambov hermitage the anchorite Hilary, a man of saintly life, has died.
The anchorite, who was on his knees before a crucifix, did not speak until he had finished his devotions.
He lived in Paris more lonely than an anchorite in the deserts of Thebes.
mid-15c., "hermit (especially those of the Eastern deserts), recluse, one who withdraws from the world for religious reasons," from Medieval Latin anchorita, from Greek anakhoretes, literally "one who has retired," agent noun from anakhorein "to retreat, go back, retire," from ana- "back" (see ana-) + khorein "withdraw, give place," from khoros "place, space, free space, room." Replaced Old English ancer, from Late Latin anchoreta.