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1. A person who has withdrawn from society and lives a solitary existence; a recluse.
2. A cookie made with molasses, raisins, and nuts.

[Middle English heremite, from Old French, from Medieval Latin herēmīta, from Late Latin erēmīta, from Greek erēmītēs, from erēmiā, desert, from erēmos, solitary.]

her·mit′ic, her·mit′i·cal adj.
her·mit′i·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hermitic - characterized by ascetic solitudehermitic - characterized by ascetic solitude; "the eremitic element in the life of a religious colony"; "his hermitic existence"
unworldly - not concerned with the temporal world or swayed by mundane considerations; "was unworldly and did not greatly miss worldly rewards"- Sheldon Cheney
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In other words, people can be socially isolated and not feel lonely; they simply prefer a more hermitic existence.
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This intricately planned and carefully exercised method of delivering food to the monks twice a day may appear mundane, but it forms a crucial part of their hermitic life in solitude.
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Rather than serve as an example of virtue and holy intercession for other Christians, this post-Reformation tale explains hermitic virginity as the product of an excessive indulgence in piety and deploys the term 'superstitious' to categorize her pursuit of holiness as papist.
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The painting is based on his hermitic lifestyle, as it was characterized by living in the open air during the hot summers and cold winters.
The community of Shah-nameh also lives in a mountain leading a kind of hermitic life, eating grains and fruits, and not interested in position and materials".
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The hermitic Burmese Prime Minister, U Nu, played a complementary role.