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Examples of hermitage in a Sentence
On weekends he escapes to his hermitage in the mountains.
the artist's desert hermitage was a small adobe house at the end of a long dusty road
Recent Examples of hermitage from the Web
The site of Chapelle Dom Hue contains the ruins of what excavators believe is a religious retreat, or hermitage, which de Jersey said dates back to the 14th century.
While the hermitage’s inhabitant will have the residence and adjoining chapel to themselves, there is no heat or running water, Cara Giaimo reports for Atlas Obscura.
Built out of a cave on a rocky outcropping above a nearby castle, the small, simple dwelling is one of Central Europe’s last remaining hermitages to be continuously occupied.
At the exhibit opening, guests received lollipops showing the Hermitage as if seen through a convex mirror.
Cash bar at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 6:45 p.m., program at 7:15 p.m. The Hermitage in Northern Virginia, 5000 Fairbanks Ave., Alexandria.
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Hermitage is of course related to hermit, a word for one who retreats from society to live in solitude, often for religious reasons. The origins of hermitage and hermit are found in Greek. Erēmos (meaning "desolate") gave rise to erēmia (meaning "desert") and eventually to the noun erēmitēs, which was used for a person living in the desert, or, more broadly, for a recluse. The word journeyed from Greek to Latin to Anglo-French to Middle English, where it eventually transformed into hermit. The related hermitage was borrowed into English from Anglo-French in the 14th century. A hermitage can be the dwelling of a hermit (e.g., a mountain shack or a monastery) or simply a secluded home.
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