clois·tered | \ ˈklȯi-stərd \

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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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,, "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 The experience gives him a close-up look at the cloistered country over weeks, not a few days like most outsiders. Jocelyn Mcclurg, USA TODAY, "Weekend picks for book lovers, including 'The Favorite Sister'," 2 June 2018 Key historic features such as cloistered terraces, wooden ceilings, wine vaults and stone arches have been incorporated into the hotel design. Town & Country, "These Are the 83 Top Hotels Around the World," 6 Oct. 2016 The problem of excessive usage of social media is hardly limited to cloistered nuns. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "The Vatican Has Bad News For Nuns Active on Twitter," 16 May 2018 Starship’s R2D2-like bots have trundled city sidewalks for a couple of years to deliver hot food and groceries, but the cloistered grounds of private campuses may offer an easier environment. Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle, "Robots from Starship to carry food on corporate, college campuses," 30 Apr. 2018 Located in a 15th-century convent, the building has many of its original details, such as the cloistered courtyard. Kevin Doyle, WSJ, "24 Famous Globe-Trotters on the Hotels They Love Most," 27 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of cloistered

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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