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hermitage

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Religion
hermitageher‧mit‧age /ˈhɜːmətɪdʒ $ ˈhɜːr-/ noun [countable]  DHRRa place where a hermit lives or has lived in the past
Examples from the Corpus
hermitageHis wife joined the Poor Clares, and Conrad a hermitage, where he lived for many years.There they chanced on the ruins of a temple, where among the broken walls an old monk had established his hermitage.There, in 612, he established his hermitage, which was soon a place of pilgrimage.
Hermitage, thethe HermitageHermitage, the  a large museum in St Petersburg in Russia, known especially for its collection of impressionist paintings
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