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recluse

noun

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a person who lives away from others
  • he was sick of cities and crowds, so he decided to go live by himself in the woods as a recluse

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recluse

adjective

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The first known use of recluse was in the 13th century

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“Recluse.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/recluse. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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