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[ang-ker-it, -kuh-ret]
  1. anchorite.
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Origin of anchoret

1735–45; variant of anchorite, with final vowel directly reflecting Late Latin or Late Greek spelling
Related formsan·cho·ret·ic [ang-kuh-ret-ik] /ˌæŋ kəˈrɛt ɪk/, adjectivean·cho·ret·ism, noun
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Examples from the Web for anchoret

Historical Examples

  • He was at this time evidently leading the life of an anchoret.

    St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh

    H. J. Lawlor

  • But at Monkbarns, no anchoret could have made a more simple and scanty meal.

    The Antiquary, Complete

    Sir Walter Scott

  • His plump cheeks, no less than his well-filled waistcoat, showed that the Rev. Mr. Rimmon was no anchoret.

    Gordon Keith

    Thomas Nelson Page

  • For it stood on the transcantine side, an anchoret in itself, severed by the river from the rest of the University.

    Cambridge and its Story

    Charles William Stubbs

  • No anchoret, indeed, could claim for himself much more apathy towards all such allurements than he did at that period.