adjective re·cluse [ri-kloos, rek-loos] /rɪˈklus, ˈrɛk lus/ .Also re·clu·sive .
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How to use recluse in a sentence
Despite the stereotype of the recluse who prefers movies to firsthand human encounters, I’ve often wondered if the faces of actors aren’t one of our best means for fostering empathy.This Summer, We’re Going to Go to the Movies More—and Love It More|Stephanie Zacharek|May 12, 2021|Time
After all, the popular image of an amateur-radio enthusiast is an aging, armchair-bound recluse, not some crampon-clad adventurer.
Later chapters become a depressing catalogue of bad books and bad health, as Highsmith retreated to Switzerland and became more and more of a recluse.Patricia Highsmith’s sordid search for inspiration|Wendy Smith|January 20, 2021|Washington Post
Although there are a few medically important species like widow spiders and recluses, even their bites are uncommon and rarely cause serious issues.Should I Kill Spiders In My Home? An Entomologist Explains Why Not To|LGBTQ-Editor|October 22, 2020|No Straight News
By only her second gig ever, she was opening for popular R&B recluse The Weeknd.
But the area is now a popular tourist destination and the amount of social interaction can be too much for a true recluse.Swiss Town: Have Cave, Want (Social and Outgoing) Hermit|Nina Strochlic|May 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Two years later, in 1953, he evacuated to Cornish and became a celebrity recluse.
Lee is not a recluse, but she famously stopped granting interviews in 1964.Harper Lee Makes a Surprise Appearance at an Alabama Literary Luncheon|Mary McDonagh Murphy|May 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He was not a recluse, however, as the documents and electronic chips recovered by the SEALs from his lair revealed.Peter Bergen’s Manhunt: The Decade-Long Hunt for Osama bin Laden|Bruce Riedel|April 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But, good recluse, you have not read Sainte-Beuve's famous article on the Academy and the candidateships.
Yet, none the less certainly, the Frenchman's work made expression possible to the recluse of Oxford.
This man was called Lao-tse, a recluse and philosopher, who was already an old man when Confucius began his travels.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I|John Lord
The road was most romantically recluse, and so serpentine as never to be visible beyond an hundred yards.
Im a confirmed old bachelor, a grumpy, surly recluse wedded to my pipe, but for all that I have eyes in my head.The Romance of His Life|Mary Cholmondeley