in seclusion

idiom

: away from other people
After his wife died he lived in seclusion.

Examples of in seclusion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Before she was first questioned by police, Hemme was in seclusion and physically restrained. Antonio Planas, NBC News, 19 June 2024 Ono, who is ninety-one and lives in seclusion in upstate New York, declined to comment. Jay Fielden, The New Yorker, 17 June 2024 Part of the resort’s inherent appeal is in seclusion, but civilization isn’t too far off. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 31 May 2023 An earlier effort between 2010 and 2013 had failed because the conditions were not ripe: the White House was occupied with other issues, negotiating teams were not in place, and Mullah Omar, the Taliban’s leader, was in seclusion—and then died in 2013. Carter Malkasian, Foreign Affairs, 10 Feb. 2020 Secrecy and privacy were among the selling points of the Site, a clandestine studio where famous folks could live and record in seclusion and comfort, far from the crowds and craziness of the music business. Paul Liberatore, The Mercury News, 19 Jan. 2024 Each one of them had seen youth placed in seclusion for fighting or not following the rules. Paige Pfleger, ProPublica, 16 Nov. 2023 Last year the mother of one spoke with PEOPLE following nearly five years in seclusion. Kirsty Hatcher, Peoplemag, 11 Aug. 2023 Yet 263 students among 46 schools were placed in seclusion 599 times during the 2017-18 school year according to data reported by schools to federal education officials. Tcrain, al, 24 June 2023

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“In seclusion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20seclusion. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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