seclude

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v seclude keep away from others "He sequestered himself in his study to write a book"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Roman emperor Domitian took great pleasure in being secluded in his room for hours and catching flies and stabbing them with pens
    • Seclude To shut or keep out; to exclude.
    • Seclude To shut up apart from others; to withdraw into, or place in, solitude; to separate from society or intercourse with others. "Let Eastern tyrants from the light of heaven Seclude their bosom slaves."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The curtain or veil used by some Hindus and Moslems to seclude or hide their women from strangers is called a "purdah."
    • seclude To shut off or keep apart, as from company, society, etc.; withdraw from society or into solitude: as, to seclude one's self from the world.
    • seclude To shut or keep out; exclude; preclude.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Seclude sē-klōōd′ to shut apart: to keep apart
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. secludere, seclusum,; pref. se-, aside + claudere, to shut. See Close (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. secludĕre, seclusumse-, apart, claudĕre, to shut.

Usage

In literature:

I let my Herculean companion enter alone, but followed him shortly and found a seat in a secluded corner.
"City of Endless Night" by Milo Hastings
The great orator secluded himself for three preceding days, and refrained from wine.
"Philothea" by Lydia Maria Child
This arrival created in our secluded quarters quite a sensation.
"Carmilla" by J. Sheridan LeFanu
In fact, the greatest charm in this secluded vale was its pleasant climate all the year round.
"The Desert of Wheat" by Zane Grey
Moveless o'er-hang the deep secluded vale, 1815.
"The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth" by (Edited by William Knight)
We found ourselves walking towards a secluded lot at the back of the Old Mission Church.
"Bunch Grass" by Horace Annesley Vachell
Fra Angelico lived secluded in a convent when he painted his exquisite Madonnas.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume I" by John Lord
The meeting house is a quiet, secluded, well-made place; but it has a poor entrance, which you would fancy led to nowhere.
"Our Churches and Chapels" by Atticus
I am going to draw my Cousin Angela aside to a secluded spot and roast Tuppy properly.
"Right Ho, Jeeves" by P. G. Wodehouse
It still lacked nearly an hour of the appointed time when Howland came to the secluded spot in the trail where he was to meet Meleese.
"The Danger Trail" by James Oliver Curwood
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In poetry:

Sweet garden, wreathed in fruits and flowers,
And domed by blue Tyrolean skies,
Within thy rose-encircled bowers,
Secluded from all curious eyes,
I find a peaceful paradise.
"My Garden" by John Lawson Stoddard
``Save only then, no clamorous crowds must mar
The musing silence of secluded days,
Whose course should journey quiet as a star,
That moves alone along Heaven's trackless ways.
"Sacred And Profane Love" by Alfred Austin
And as I journeyed in that land I reached a ruin,
The gateway of a lonely and secluded waste,
A phantom of forgotten time and ancient doing,
Eaten by age and violence, crumbled and defaced.
"The Land Of Pallas" by Archibald Lampman
There visitors can be shaded from the sun in the summer time,
While walking along the secluded Serpentine,
By the spreading branches of the big trees,
Or from the undergrowth ivy, if they please.
"The Village of Tayport and Its Surroundings" by William Topaz McGonagall
O, let us leave this world behind--
Its gains, its loss, its praise, its blame--
Not seeking fame, nor fearing shame,
Some far secluded land we'll find,
And build thy dream-home, you and I,
And let this foolish world go by.
"Mystery Of Carmel" by Madge Morris Wagner
O, let us leave this world behind—
Its gains, its loss, its praise, its blame—
Not seeking fame, nor fearing shame,
Some far secluded land we’ll find,
And build thy dream-home, you and I,
And let this foolish world go by.
"To Revenita (08)" by Madge Morris Wagner

In news:

12 of the world's most secluded beaches.
Secluded , but With a Neighborly Feel.
Just inside Beltway 8, these woods are still secluded enough that crews have used them to film the wilderness scenes for Blind Fury and Born on the Fourth of July.
Italy's secluded heartland is a verdant region full of vinous opportunities.
In a secluded spot just outside of town, you sit patiently at the stoplight, waiting for it to jump from red to green.
One man was killed and two people injured in a shooting Monday afternoon in a secluded home on Bay Road.
Former investigative journalist Stryker McBride maintains a somewhat secluded lifestyle aboard his luxurious houseboat, the Travis McGee, docked at the Bayview Yacht Club on Oahu's windward shore.
Myanmar on Monday, a long-secluded country has earned a rare moment on the world's stage.
As Prince William and Kate Middleton honeymoon in a secluded spot, the paparazzi who stalk them are back in the spotlight.
In late August 2012 Celeste was found severely burned and left for dead in a secluded part of Muskingum County.
Quiet, secluded and close to everything in Bristol.
Hit the links or get the star treatment in the spa at this secluded Virginia mountaintop resort .
The rules would identify the safest way to restrain and seclude youngsters to keep them calm.
The Kentucky Division of Protection & Advocacy and the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities have released a booklet highlighting the potentially dangerous and harmful effects of restraining and secluding school children.
When you think of a second home, do you think of a secluded mountain cabin.
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In science:

Rule of Privacy: Privacy can be seen as an art of being concealed / secluded / isolated from the presence or view of others.
Software Security Rules, SDLC Perspective
Namely, we assume that supersymmetry is broken in a secluded sector and communicated to the observable sector via gauge interactions.
Higgs as a pseudo-Goldstone boson, the mu problem and gauge-mediated supersymmetry breaking
He translates it and finds it gives veiled directions to a secluded spot in the woods on the mainland. (Poe gives a lovely explanation of how to crack a cryptogram.) Here the three companions dig by lantern light for what they hope is treasure.
Trigonometry of The Gold-Bug
The difficulty lies in introducing a CP violating source that is strong enough, once manipulated into the form of a complex Higgs coupling/complex mass, yet secluded enough to avoid conflict with existing flavor and CP observables.
Electroweak Baryogenesis in R-symmetric Supersymmetry
The production of neutralinos is of special interest in the secluded sector U (1)′ model.
Neutralino and Chargino Production in U(1)' at the LHC
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