Origin of cenobite
Related formsce·no·bit·ic [see-nuh-bit-ik, sen-uh-] /ˌsi nəˈbɪt ɪk, ˌsɛn ə-/, ce·no·bit·i·cal, ce·no·bi·an [si-noh-bee-uh n] /sɪˈnoʊ bi ən/, adjectivece·no·bit·i·cal·ly, adverbce·no·bit·ism [see-nuh-bahy-tiz-uh m, sen-uh-] /ˈsi nəˌbaɪ tɪz əm, ˈsɛn ə-/, noun
Examples from the Web for cenobite
He did not dine every day, and when he did it was a cenobite's meal, little suited to the taste of a true Englishman.My Recollections of Lord Byron|Teresa Guiccioli
And though the cenobite realises his personality, it is often an impoverished personality that he so realises.Miscellaneous Aphorisms; The Soul of Man|Oscar Wilde
He retained his old habits as a cenobite, and even as a hermit.
Her neatness and the exquisite care she took of her person had in them little of the cenobite.Pepita Ximenez|Juan Valera
But neither the life of a cenobite, nor the labours of a missionary could satisfy the aspirations of his soul after perfection.