seclusion

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n seclusion the act of secluding yourself from others
    • n seclusion the quality of being secluded from the presence or view of others
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Seclusion The act of secluding, or the state of being secluded; separation from society or connection; a withdrawing; privacy; as, to live in seclusion . "O blest seclusion from a jarring world, which he, thus occupied, enjoys!"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n seclusion The act of secluding, or the state of being secluded: a shutting out or keeping apart, or the state of being shut out, as from company, society, the world, etc.; retirement; privacy; solitude: as, to live in seclusion.
    • n seclusion A secluded place.
    • n seclusion = Syn.1. Retirement, Loneliness, etc. See solitude.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Seclusion the act of secluding: a shutting out: the state of being secluded or apart: separation: retirement: privacy: solitude
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Quotations

  • Thomas Carlyle
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    “History shows that the majority of people that have done anything great have passed their youth in seclusion.”
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein
    Ludwig%20Wittgenstein
    “A man's thinking goes on within his consciousness in a seclusion in comparison with which any physical seclusion is an exhibition to public view.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Seclude
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. secludĕre, seclusumse-, apart, claudĕre, to shut.

Usage

In literature:

Like Luther, he was religiously inclined from early youth, and panted for monastic seclusion.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume V" by John Lord
Half-an-hour of this kind of thing produced in me a strong desire for peace and seclusion.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, Oct. 10, 1917" by Various
Such was the delicious home which Tiberius disgraced for ever by the seclusion of his old age.
"Seekers after God" by Frederic William Farrar
No doubt Lady Maulevrier had saved money; yes, she must have saved thousands during her long seclusion, Lesbia argued.
"Phantom Fortune, A Novel" by M. E. Braddon
How had she found them at all in this seclusion?
"The Wrong Twin" by Harry Leon Wilson
During her seclusion she is in charge of her aunts or other female relatives.
"Balder The Beautiful, Vol. I." by Sir James George Frazer
Seclusion is the parent of feudalism.
"The Constitutional Development of Japan 1863-1881" by Toyokichi Iyenaga
This is your seclusion, is it?
"In the Days of My Youth" by Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
Hermit life was unsuited to women, but we know that at a very early date many of them retired to the seclusion of convent life.
"A Short History of Monks and Monasteries" by Alfred Wesley Wishart
But in the villa beside the Mediterranean it was evident that her life with her father had been one of complete seclusion.
"The Testing of Diana Mallory" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
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In poetry:

Many a flower of beauty
And sweetness blooms unseen,
And dies in its seclusion
On a bed of mossy green.
"Many" by Jared Barhite
Within my garden's silence and seclusion,
In pensive beauty gazing toward the dawn,
There stands, mid vines and flowers in profusion,
A sculptured Faun.
"Beside Lake Como" by John Lawson Stoddard
In that great cloister's stillness and seclusion,
By guardian angels led,
Safe from temptation, safe from sin's pollution,
She lives, whom we call dead.
"By The Fireside : Resignation" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Sweet flower! Spring's earliest, loveliest gem!
While other flowers are idly sleeping,
Thou rear'st thy purple diadem;
Meekly from thy seclusion peeping.
"To A Violet" by John Bowring
'TIS Meditation that delights to dwell
In deep seclusion; silently to roam,
Oft list'ning thoughtful to the distant knell,
Which tolls some mortal to his narrow home.
"Meditation" by Charlotte Dacre
The throng'd resorts, where thousands press
To snatch the spoils of selfishness,
To Nature's still seclusions are,
By God to Man, in goodness giv'n,
Where Vice not yet hath dar'd to mar,
The blest, and stainless gifts of heav'n!
"On Approaching Paris 1826" by Eliza Acton

In news:

Restraint, Seclusion Policy Approved by Education Board.
A new report says that Columbus City Schools is using seclusion rooms to punish students with disabilities.
Kids wrongly put in seclusion .
Seclusion helps All-American Rejects singer re-focus.
Seclusion Room Policies (Added: September 13, 2012).
The Pickerington Local School District is reviewing its policies related to the use of restraint and seclusion rooms for special needs students, but first will wait for guidance from state officials.
Kentucky Education Board Clarifies Restraint, Seclusion Policy.
New policy won't end ' seclusion rooms.
D'Angelo to officially emerge from seclusion tonight at Essence Fest.
A little seclusion amid Southern stalwarts.
The Department of Public Instruction says the Monroe School District must make changes to its special ed seclusion room.
A Sense of Seclusion Close to Manhattan.
Seclusion & Restraint Workgroup Report.
On behalf of APNA, I am very pleased to present the updated APNA Seclusion and Restraint Position Statement and Standards.
School officials discussed plans for what would be the first statewide policy regarding restraint and seclusion rooms in school.
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