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anchorite

noun

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a person who lives away from others
  • many Christian saints were anchorites who removed themselves from the world to focus on their spirituality

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“Anchorite.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/anchorite. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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