re·​clu·​sion | \ ri-ˈklü-zhən How to pronounce reclusion (audio) \

Definition of reclusion

: the state of being recluse

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Recent Examples on the Web Caine’s miserable and sharp-witted author just wants to live out his days in peace with a bottle of scotch, a cigar and his orange tabby cat, but Plaza’s hopeful editor pulls him out of his reclusion. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, "AFM: Aubrey Plaza, Scott Speedman Bound for 'Bestsellers'," 8 Nov. 2019 With the war long over, Homer carried it with him still, to deeper and deeper reclusion., "CAMBRIDGE — “Winslow Homer: Eyewitness” begins with a gamut of the young artist’s fast-and-furious Civil War drawings, which were the visual meat of Harper’s Weekly’s reportage from the era. But really, that’s just curator Ethan Lasser clearing his throat.," 4 Oct. 2019 In his five years as president, Mr. Rouhani has tried to guide the Islamic Republic out of reclusion, shaping it into a more economically open country. Asa Fitch, WSJ, "U.S. Pullout From Nuclear Deal Energizes Iranian Foes of Foreign Influence," 9 May 2018 Yet for listeners nonetheless intrigued by the mystery, the host is an apt guide to chronicle Simmon’s rise to fitness superstardom and plunge into reclusion. Laura Jane Standley, The Atlantic, "The 50 Best Podcasts of 2017," 21 Dec. 2017 The young shut-in Mr. Harrison plays in Trey Edward Shults’s post-apocalypse tragedy could have been a straightforward study in reclusion. Wesley Morris, New York Times, "The Best Performances of 2017," 6 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of reclusion

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Reclusion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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