Up until five minutes ago, I felt like a cloistered nun interminably praying at a keyboard for words and sentences to materialize.
After World War II, interstate highways opened, and new bypasses rerouted life away from cloistered downtowns.
She lands in a pint-sized apartment, and shares a bunk bed and cloistered bathroom with another teen model.
Formerly a playground for Sunday school kids, it has a spooky, cloistered feel to it.
They expect speedy action to integrate that cloistered community into the army and the workforce.
His small feet were cloistered in small, thick boots of glittering brilliance.
While still a child, his father had cloistered him in the college of Torchi in the University.
Sometimes they are the work of departed saints or cloistered nuns; and a terrible waste of time they seem to our modern eyes.
The home, cloistered off, exclusive, can hardly be said to exist.
The monastery itself, one of the oldest in Milan, formed a retreat for cloistered virgins following the rule of S. Benedict.
early 13c., from Old French cloistre "monastery, convent; enclosure" (12c., Modern French cloître), from Medieval Latin claustrum "portion of monastery closed off to laity," from Latin claustrum (usually in plural, claustra) "place shut in, enclosure; bar, bolt, means of shutting in," from past participle stem of claudere (see close (v.)).
"The original purpose of cloisters was to afford a place in which the monks could take exercise and recreation" [Century Dictionary]. Spelling in French influenced by cloison "partition." Old English had clustor, clauster in the sense "prison, lock, barrier," directly from Latin, and cf. from the same source Dutch klooster, German Kloster, Polish klasztor.
c.1400 (implied in cloistered), from cloister (n.). Figurative use from c.1600. Related: Cloistered; cloistering.