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Eremite

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E'remite. n.s. [eremita, Latin; ἔρημος.] One who lives in a wilderness; one who lives in solitude; an hermit; a solitary.

Antonius the eremite findeth a fifth commodity not inferior to any of these four. Raleigh's History of the World.

                    And many more too long,
Embryoes and idiots, eremites and friars,
White, black, and grey, with all their trumpery.
Milton.

Sources: Milton, John (449) · Raleigh, Walter (68)

Attributes: Greek (126) · Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Eremite." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: February 1, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=6211.


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