Examples of hermit in a Sentence
St. Jerome is said to have spent two years as a hermit in the desert, searching for inner peace.
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In March, Japan held its first civilian evacuation drill for a missile attack amid wariness over the military threat potentially posed by the hermit kingdom.
Big Bop Pop’s got his five-buck shop Chock-a-block stocked with stuff that’s hocked, Watches stopped at the two o’clock, Hockey puck hermit crabs, legs pock-marked.
Even the rogue hermit nation of North Korea ratified the Paris agreement, as well as its predecessor, the Kyoto Protocol.
His only desire is to leave the world and become a hermit in the woods.
French director Leos Carax (The Lovers on the Bridge) portrays a sewer-dwelling hermit.
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Origin and Etymology of hermit
Middle English heremite, eremite, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin eremita, from Late Greek erēmitēs, from Greek, adjective, living in the desert, from erēmia desert, from erēmos desolate
First Known Use: 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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: a person who lives in a simple way apart from others especially for religious reasons
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: a person who lives apart from others especially for religious reasons
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