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
The guidance stresses the need for privacy, noting that some physical screening procedures for the military are not carried out in total seclusion.
The parasitic music business had driven many black female singers to seclusion, before Sade.
The destinations on travel agents’ lips earned stood out for their seclusion—Antarctica, the Maldives—and unplugged experiences in the great outdoors (Nepal, South Africa).
Moore was scheduled to emerge from his relative seclusion Monday evening, with a rally in Midland City, a town of a few thousand people in the state's rural southeastern corner.
Next week, the Munsons will retrieve Luna, who has now spent three-quarters of her life in seclusion.
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.
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.
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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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