Origin of seclusion
Examples from the Web for seclusion
Ibrahim says he repeatedly wrote letters asking for his son to be taken out of seclusion.In Jerusalem Home Demolitions, the Biblical Justice of Revenge|Creede Newton|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Should they be seeking to bridge the gap between the hearing and deaf communities or maintain a stance of isolation and seclusion?ABC Family’s ‘Switched at Birth’ ASL Episode Recalls Gallaudet Protest|Jace Lacob|February 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When Scottish author Candia McWilliam lost her sight at the age of 52, she could have sunk deeper into her seclusion.Blindness as a Way of Seeing: Candia McWilliam’s Powerful Memoir|Lucy Scholes|April 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Mortenson has been in seclusion since, citing ailing health.
For his part, Mortenson has remained in seclusion and released only opaque statements, mainly through his charity.In Greg Mortenson's Silence, His Neighbors Defend Him, or Vilify Him|Mike Giglio|June 7, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Ayrton was then made acquainted with the facts which had occurred during his seclusion.The Secret of the Island|W.H.G. Kingston (translation from Jules Verne)
He was afterwards allowed to retire to his estates, and remained in seclusion till the French invasion of 1808.
This seclusion lasts so long as the ghost is supposed to be still on his way to the other world.The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Volume I (of 3)|Sir James George Frazer
Wayne glanced around their seclusion with his habitual caution, slightly knit his brows perplexedly, and said: "You fell in?"The Bell-Ringer of Angel's and Other Stories|Bret Harte
The valiant prelate passed the rest of his days in seclusion, supported by the alms of the faithful.The Jesuits, 1534-1921|Thomas J. Campbell
British Dictionary definitions for seclusion
Word Origin for seclusion
Word Origin and History for seclusion
1610s, from Medieval Latin seclusionem (nominative seclusio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin secludere (see seclude).