In recent years, the business model set up by the reclusive billionaire Eddie Lampert may be making things more difficult.
Talking with Coneys and Halsted dramatically revised my view of Lennon as a reclusive and contrary man.
The Pecks forged a close bond with the reclusive author after a trip to her home in Monroeville, Ala., and her visit to the set.
c.1200, "person shut up from the world for purposes of religious meditation," from Old French reclus (fem. recluse) "hermit, recluse," also "confinement, prison; convent, monastery," noun use of reclus (adj.) "shut up," from Late Latin reclusus, past participle of recludere "to shut up, enclose" (but in classical Latin "to throw open"), from Latin re-, intensive prefix, + claudere "to shut" (see close (v.)).