Origin of anchoress
Examples from the Web for anchoress
I'll not go back to my anchoress lodge in the north till I see what works out of them!The Herd Boy and His Hermit|Charlotte M. Yonge
The Lady Julian, who was the anchoress in 1393, is said to have had two servants to attend her in her old age.Scenes and Characters of the Middle Ages|Edward Lewes Cutts
An anchoress must not become a schoolmistress, nor turn her anchoress-house into a school for children.Medieval English Nunneries c. 1275 to 1535|Eileen Edna Power
An old woman sits under the window; the anchoress appears and a conversation begins.
Stop before the house of this anchoress, secluded from the world, and absorbed in pious meditations, a holy and quiet place.