Examples of seclusion in a Sentence
the seclusion of women that occurs in some countries
I enjoyed the seclusion of the island.
Recent Examples of seclusion from the Web
In line with its charm and seclusion, Easter Island doesn’t have a single big brand hotel on the island, but this doesn’t mean that accommodations don’t run the full gamut from luxury to lowbrow.
George Michael: Freedom, the Channel 4 documentary airing Saturday on Showtime, transports the viewer directly inside his seclusion—but in an odd way.
Entry to the ranch is gated for privacy and seclusion.
Behind them in the quiet palm groves and rice paddies, the sight of young boys on water buffaloes offered an illusion of bucolic seclusion.
Bettencourt had been living in seclusion for much of the past decade, suffering from Alzheimer’s and advanced dementia.
Now, Cornell and other physicists are taking their atomic wisps out of seclusion and into space.
Last December, lawmakers passed legislation that bans seclusion and restraint, only allowing it in emergency situations.
For people who have lived in deep seclusion from anything with a combustion engine, the showcase features more than a dozen really, really big trucks running over smaller vehicles and flying high off dirt ramps … to land on smaller vehicles.
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With its prefix se-, "apart", seclusion has the basic meaning of a place or condition that's "closed away". A lone island may be secluded, and its seclusion might be what its owner prizes most about it. Presidents and their staffs may go into seclusion before making critical decisions. Monastery life is purposely secluded, and monks may have taken vows to live lives of seclusion. The deadly brown recluse spider prefers seclusion but is sometimes disturbed by very unlucky people.
Origin and Etymology of seclusion
First Known Use: circa 1616See Words from the same year
Synonymsaloneness, insulation, privacy, secludedness, isolation, segregation, separateness, sequestration, solitariness, solitude
Related Wordsloneliness, lonesomeness; vacuum; confinement, incarceration, internment, quarantine; retirement, withdrawal; ghettoization
Near Antonymscamaraderie, companionship, company, comradeship, fellowship, society
Synonym Discussion of seclusion
- a few quiet hours of solitude
- the isolation of the village in winter
- lived in pastoral seclusion
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