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[ang-ker-it, -kuh-ret] /ˈæŋ kər ɪt, -kəˌrɛt/
Origin of anchoret
1735-45; variant of anchorite, with final vowel directly reflecting Late Latin or Late Greek spelling
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[ang-kuh-ret-ik] /ˌæŋ kəˈrɛt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
anchoretism, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The ground floor served as drawing-room; above it was the anchoret's bedroom; and the top story was used as a study.

    Balzac Frederick Lawton
  • He was at this time evidently leading the life of an anchoret.

  • No anchoret, indeed, could claim for himself much more apathy towards all such allurements than he did at that period.

  • His plump cheeks, no less than his well-filled waistcoat, showed that the Rev. Mr. Rimmon was no anchoret.

    Gordon Keith Thomas Nelson Page
  • Ammona lived with three thousand brethren in such silence as though he was an anchoret.

    Talkers John Bate
  • For it stood on the transcantine side, an anchoret in itself, severed by the river from the rest of the University.

    Cambridge and its Story Charles William Stubbs
  • But at Monkbarns, no anchoret could have made a more simple and scanty meal.

    The Antiquary, Complete Sir Walter Scott
  • Arsenius was a noble Roman who, at the end of the fourth century, retired to Egypt to live the life of an anchoret in the desert.

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