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rec·luse

 (rĕk′lo͞os′, rĭ-klo͞os′)
n.
A person who withdraws from the world to live in seclusion and often in solitude.
adj. re·cluse (rĭ-klo͞os′, rĕk′lo͞os′)
Withdrawn from the world; reclusive.

[Middle English, from Old French reclus, from Latin reclūsus, past participle of reclūdere, to shut up : re-, re- + claudere, to close.]

recluse

(rɪˈkluːs)
n
1. a person who lives in seclusion
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a person who lives in solitude to devote himself to prayer and religious meditation; a hermit, anchorite, or anchoress
adj
solitary; retiring
[C13: from Old French reclus, from Late Latin reclūdere to shut away, from Latin re- + claudere to close]
reclusion n
reˈclusive adj

rec•luse

(ˈrɛk lus, rɪˈklus)

n.
1. a person who lives in seclusion or apart from society.
adj. re•cluse
[1175–1225; Middle English < Old French reclus < Late Latin reclūsus, past participle of reclūdere to shut in, lock up]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.recluse - one who lives in solituderecluse - one who lives in solitude    
lone hand, lone wolf, loner - a person who avoids the company or assistance of others
Adj.1.recluse - withdrawn from society; seeking solitude; "lived an unsocial reclusive life"
unsocial - not seeking or given to association; being or living without companions; "the unsocial disposition to neglect one's neighbors"

recluse

noun hermit, solitary, ascetic, anchoress, monk, anchorite, eremite His widow became a virtual recluse for the remainder of her life.

recluse

adjective
Solitary and shut off from society:
Translations
مُنْعَزِل عن النّاس، ناسِك
-kasmolař
eneboer
einsetumaîur
vientuļnieks
samotár

recluse

[rɪˈkluːs] Nsolitario/a m/f

recluse

[rɪˈkluːs] nreclus(e) m/f, ermite m

recluse

nEinsiedler(in) m(f)

recluse

[rɪˈkluːs] nrecluso/a, eremita m

recluse

(rəˈkluːs) noun
a person who lives alone and avoids other people.
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A travers de nombreux temoignages, la plupart anonymes et qualifies de fantaisistes par le president, l'auteur decrit les dysfonctionnements de l'executif et un chef d'Etat allergique a la lecture, frequemment reclus dans sa chambre des 18H30, les yeux rives sur ses trois ecrans de television, multipliant les appels a un petit groupe d'amis sur lesquels il deverse "un flot de recriminations", allant de la malhonnetete des medias au manque de loyaute de son equipe.
By interrogating both recent works and original texts by early anarchist geographers who have greater influence on present-day literature such as Elisee Reclus (1830-1905) and Pyotr Kropotkin (1842-1921), I discuss the possible uses of a poststructuralist critique for this line of research by first challenging 'postanarchist' claims that so-called 'classical anarchism', allegedly biased by essentialist naturalism, should be entirely dismissed by contemporary scholarship.
Ainsi et pour l'essentiel; apres deux attentats, le fantoche Ben Arafa vivait reclus, ne croyant plus a la protection des forces coloniales.
In the second part of her work, Ross analyses the logics of the Communards' ideas as they were worked out by Karl Marx, William Morris, Elisee Reclus and Kropotkin.
He draws on Kropotkin and Reclus, in particular their theories of universal geography and mutual aid, to view space as relational, consisting of ongoing and reciprocating exchanges between actors, events, and ideas, and a communal sense of shared resources and land use.
beaucoup plus grand que] [beaucoup moins que] Il refusait de tuer ses prisonniers, contrairement aux usages de l'epoque, et s'est efforce de bien les traiter [beaucoup plus grand que], a-t-il rappele, avant de noter qu'apres sa decision d'arreter ses hostilites avec l'armee coloniale francaise, [beaucoup moins que] il choisit de mener une vie de reclus et d'ascete [beaucoup plus grand que].
Parte fundamental de esta malevola estrategia mediatica se finca en tergiversar, deformar y pervertir el termino anarquista, doctrina filosofica a la que mimetizan como sinonimo de vandalismo, satanizando asi un movimiento historico que predica el orden basado en cosas naturales, sin coacciones ni violencias, como su maxima expresion, tal y como lo postulo uno de sus mas preclaros representantes, Elisee Reclus, quien junto a Kropotkin, Proudhon y Flores Magon son guias de este movimiento no violento de transformacion.
Following a chapter that briefly discusses the anarchists' intellectual heirs in modern anti-capitalist and Green politics, he presents chapters on Peter Kropotkin's thinking on revolution and mutual aid; the anti-statist libertarian English Individualists; the individualist anarchists; the development of communist anarchism among working class revolutionaries, British and European writers and activists involved with the Freedom group, and the Christian anarchists; and the ecological anarchism of Elisee Reclus and Patrick Geddes.
D'autres lesions peuvent donner une masse dans le sein comme la tuberculose, la necrose lipidique ou la maladie fibro-cystique de Reclus.
Despues de presentar su hipotesis, Isaacs prosigue citando a otros autores para sustentar sus puntos de vista, entre los cuales menciona a Elisee Reclus (15) y a la pareja conformada por una persona de apellido Truchon y por Louis Striffler (16).
Fundou A Nova Era, jornal libertario, organizou uma biblioteca aberta a todos, vendeu livros de Elisee Reclus e Kropotkin a precos modicos em sua farmacia, publicou romances de conteudo revolucionario, montou um teatro amador, dirigiu pecas e nelas atuou, construiu redes de comunicacao com o movimento anarquista internacional e nacional (FRIEIRO 1960; LUIZETTO 1984, p.
Butterworth spends a good deal of time on Peter Kropotkin and Elisee Reclus, for example, two men who would proudly bear the title of anarchist but, for all their hatred of the status quo and desire for an end to the evils of capitalism, had nothing intentionally to do with bomb-throwers or assassins.