cloistered

Definitions

  • OVIEDO. The Cloisters
    OVIEDO. The Cloisters
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj cloistered providing privacy or seclusion "the cloistered academic world of books","sat close together in the sequestered pergola","sitting under the reclusive calm of a shade tree","a secluded romantic spot"
    • adj cloistered of communal life sequestered from the world under religious vows
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Additional illustrations & photos:

TARRAGONA. The Cloisters TARRAGONA. The Cloisters
Cloister Westminster Abbey Cloister Westminster Abbey
The Inner Cloisters Westminster The Inner Cloisters Westminster
Within the Cloister Within the Cloister
CLOISTER OF ST. JOHN OF THE KINGS CLOISTER OF ST. JOHN OF THE KINGS

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cloistered Dwelling in cloisters; solitary. "Cloistered friars and vestal nuns.""In cloistered state let selfish sages dwell,
      Proud that their heart is narrow as their cell."
    • Cloistered Furnished with cloisters.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cloistered Furnished with cloisters; arranged in the form of a cloister.
    • cloistered Shut up in a cloister; inhabiting a convent.
    • cloistered Solitary; retired from the world; secret; concealed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Cloistered dwelling in cloisters
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. cloistre (A.S. clauster)—L. claustrumclaudĕre, clausum, to shut.

Usage

In literature:

We will pass on, now to the Cloisters, begun by Edward the Confessor, but rebuilt in the fourteenth century.
"Little Folks (November 1884)" by Various
Yet soothly, I reckon man may dwell in the world and love Christ, or he may dwell in cloister and be none of His.
"In Convent Walls" by Emily Sarah Holt
In the cloister they are only plain Sister.
"One Snowy Night" by Emily Sarah Holt
Orphan children and those that are dependent should be taught in the cloister.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
Beyond the Palace was a very beautiful cloister called Pardon Church Haugh.
"The History of London" by Walter Besant
Of the new occupants of the cloister, Cris Rock was the more disgusted with the situation.
"The Free Lances" by Mayne Reid
One of their songs was especially inimical to cloistered life and it, too, was possibly of Scotch origin.
"As I Remember" by Marian Gouverneur
Why have you let yourself be cloistered like this?
"Amabel Channice" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Roman concrete forms the foundation of the older part of the church and the dark cloisters.
"Memorials of Old London" by Various
IN THE CLOISTER ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE CHURCH, LOOKING EAST.
"Byzantine Churches in Constantinople" by Alexander Van Millingen
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In poetry:

"Kindly youth, I never can be thine!
'Tis my sister they intend for thee.
When I in the silent cloister pine,
Ah, within her arms remember me!
"The Bride Of Corinth" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Now then I feel the power of love,"
She on her sleepless pillow cried,
"Then must I still my sire obey,
And this warm heart in cloisters hide?
"Julia, or the Convent of St. Claire" by Amelia Opie
But nought, O! nought can her restore
To social life, to happy love,
Who once amidst thy cloistered train
With passion's hopeless sorrow strove.
"Julia, or the Convent of St. Claire" by Amelia Opie
We need not bid, for cloistered cell,
Our neighbour and our work farewell,
Nor strive to wind ourselves too high
For sinful man beneath the sky:
"Morning" by John Keble
Weakness cowers in walls of cloisters,
But wills of power press onward,
And thronging, with longing,
They thrust one another out of the lands.—
"Ivar Ingemundson's Lay" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
O was an ossified Oyster,
Who decided to enter a cloister.
He could not return,
So continued to yearn
For his home in the sea, which was moister.
"An Alphabet Zoo" by Carolyn Wells

In news:

The drama about the rape of a young cloistered nun in Marcos's Philippines is tempting, but ultimately resistible and uninvolving.
Indie rock, after 20 years or so of mining mostly its own cloistered scene and/or the Pavement discography for ideas, has turned it sights on the non-Anglo world.
Unlike cloistered monastics, Benedictines can work outside the monastery.
It's a College, Not a Cloister .
Steve Lopez on Nathaniel Ayers--Laurel Hill Cemetery--Fashioning Kimono--The Ephrata Cloister .
Steve Lopez on Nathaniel Ayers--Laurel Hill Cemetery--Fashioning Kimono --The Ephrata Cloister.
Cloistered nuns live out their Catholic faith.
Academics are often called out of touch or cloistered, and are condemned for pursuing research that's irrelevant to daily life.
A Brooklyn teen yesterday took the stand against a prominent Orthodox Jewish leader accused of sexually abusing her — and her gripping testimony provided a rare glimpse into a cloistered.
The Cloister at Sea Island hosted the G8 Summit of world leaders.
After all these years it took a great constitutional scholar who had spent a life cloistered in academia and street work to utterly rape our most cherished Constitution.
After seeing where William and Catherine said their 'I dos,' commoners can then explore the church's ancient shrines, cloister and Poet's Corner.
I'm a sixteen year old girl For a few years I very much wanted to be a cloistered nun, and read many works and practiced some of the spirituality of different orders.
Cloister sold to nation's largest carwash chain .
The Cloister carwash operation, seen Tuesday at its site o.
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