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renunciate

/ (rɪˈnʌnsɪɪt) /
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noun
Hinduism another word for sannyasi
Christianity any religious devotee who renounces earthly pleasures and lives as an ascetic
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How to use renunciate in a sentence

  • Their faces beamed with the renunciate's peace as they walked about or held philosophical discussions with disciples.

    Autobiography of a YOGI|Paramhansa Yogananda
  • Opening the door, I saw a young man in the scanty garb of a renunciate.

    Autobiography of a YOGI|Paramhansa Yogananda
  • He explained his deep longing to follow the path of a renunciate.

    Autobiography of a YOGI|Paramhansa Yogananda
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