cloistered

adjective
clois·​tered | \ ˈklȯi-stərd How to pronounce cloistered (audio) \

Definition of cloistered

1 : being or living in or as if in a cloister cloistered nuns
2 : providing shelter from contact with the outside world the cloistered atmosphere of a small college the cloistered life of the monastery

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Examples of cloistered in a Sentence

She leads a private, cloistered life in the country. He spent most of his adult life cloistered in universities.

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Officials in Saudi Arabia are working to loosen tourism restrictions this year for foreign visitors including Americans, people involved in the effort said, easing travel to help diversify the economy of the cloistered kingdom. Michael Amon, WSJ, "Cloistered Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Aims to Ease Entry for Tourists," 5 Mar. 2019 Sister Wendy lived as a cloistered nun for decades before publishing her first book, Contemporary Women Artists, was published in 1988. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Sister Wendy Beckett, the Nun Who Made Art History Into Must-Watch TV, Has Died," 27 Dec. 2018 History books, of course, are replete with examples of monarchies that became symbols of repression and rapacious, cloistered wealth. Leslie Wayne, New York Times, "What’s the Cure for Ailing Nations? More Kings and Queens, Monarchists Say," 6 Jan. 2018 StayHotel Bachmair Weissach, a Design Hotels property with arresting views of the Bavarian Alps, is set in a cloistered courtyard and has an excellent modern spa, with separate family and non-family areas. Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Perfect Long Weekend in Bavaria," 17 Sep. 2018 The text messages and documentation compiled by Longquan's whistleblowing monks painted a picture of a cloistered life where access to phones and the internet was limited — but where the abbot's power was not. Fox News, "Leading Chinese Buddhist monk accused of sexual misconduct," 3 Aug. 2018 However, there is a certain cloistered nature to joining this elite community. Natasha Bach, Fortune, "One Thing Trump Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Won't Change Is the Supreme Court's Harvard-Yale Monopoly," 10 July 2018 Traveling around the world, especially in famously space-efficient Tokyo, taught Richardson to be resourceful when decorating a cloistered room. Arielle Paul, latimes.com, "My Favorite Room: Marque Richardson keeps his loft full of reminders of life's bigger picture," 18 May 2018 Not everyone is living in a cloistered information echo chamber, either. Craig Gilbert, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Reporter's journal: In Trump era, views of media — like politics — are polarized," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of cloistered

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of cloistered was in 1581

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cloistered

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of cloistered

: separated from the rest of the world : protected from the problems and concerns of everyday life

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