Throughout, prominence is given to the system of priestly asceticism, of the eremite's life in the forest, of voluntary suicide.
The order of scholars has ceased to be mendicant, vagabond, and eremite.
For does not the eremite through his art of prayer and devotion, seek an ideal?
By degrees the eremite ought to increase the severity of these penances.
My crowded town-life was a rude enough contrast with his eremite mood, so I rarely failed to avail myself of his invitations.
The profession of the eremite was not without its jealousies.
The eremite attracted her attention to a patch of cresses on the opposite bank of the stream.
The eremite shook his head, and leaning on his staff, returned to the cavern.
eremite, er′e-mīt, n. a recluse who lives apart, from religious motives: a hermit.
"God be with ye, wherever ye may proceed," replied the eremite.
c.1200, learned form of hermit (q.v.), from Church Latin eremita. Since mid-17c. in poetic or rhetorical use only, except in reference to specific examples in early Church history. Related: Eremitic; eremitical.