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secluded
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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separated from the presence of others
  • in that secluded garden-spot
    Chapter 10 — The Pyncheon Garden (17% in)
secluded = separated from the presence of others
  • To a man living so much in the past, and so little in the present, as the secluded and antiquarian old bachelor, a century and a half seemed not so vast a period as to obviate the propriety of substituting right for wrong.
    Chapter 1 — The Old Pyncheon Family (73% in)
  • Evidently, this is to be a day of more than ordinary trial to Miss Hepzibah, who, for above a quarter of a century gone by, has dwelt in strict seclusion, taking no part in the business of life, and just as little in its intercourse and pleasures.
    Chapter 2 — The Little Shop-Window (7% in)
  • Let us pardon her one other pause; for it is given to the sole sentiment, or, we might better say,—heightened and rendered intense, as it has been, by sorrow and seclusion,—to the strong passion of her life.
    Chapter 2 — The Little Shop-Window (13% in)
  • So—with many a cold, deep heart-quake at the idea of at last coming into sordid contact with the world, from which she had so long kept aloof, while every added day of seclusion had rolled another stone against the cavern door of her hermitage—the poor thing bethought herself of the ancient shop-window, the rusty scales, and dusty till.
    Chapter 2 — The Little Shop-Window (79% in)
  • They are unavoidable at this moment, standing, as you do, on the outer verge of your long seclusion, and peopling the world with ugly shapes, which you will soon find to be as unreal as the giants and ogres of a child's story-book.
    Chapter 3 — The First Customer (17% in)
  • It was the invigorating breath of a fresh outward atmosphere, after the long torpor and monotonous seclusion of her life.
    Chapter 3 — The First Customer (71% in)
  • And, therefore, to this man,—whose whole poor and impalpable enjoyment of existence heretofore, and until both his heart and fancy died within him, had been a dream,—whose images of women had more and more lost their warmth and substance, and been frozen, like the pictures of secluded artists, into the chillest ideality,—to him, this little figure of the cheeriest household life was just what he required to bring him back into the breathing world.
    Chapter 9 — Clifford and Phoebe (64% in)
  • The hop-vine, too, had begun to grow luxuriantly over the sides of the little edifice, and made an interior of verdant seclusion, with innumerable peeps and glimpses into the wider solitude of the garden.
    Chapter 10 — The Pyncheon Garden (2% in)
  • Inevitably, by the pressure of the seclusion about them, they had been brought into habits of some familiarity.
    Chapter 12 — The Daguerreotypist (17% in)
  • Miss Hepzibah, by secluding herself from society, has lost all true relation with it, and is, in fact, dead; although she galvanizes herself into a semblance of life, and stands behind her counter, afflicting the world with a greatly-to-be-deprecated scowl.
    Chapter 14 — Phoebe's Good-Bye (45% in)
  • "But allow me to suggest, dear cousin," rejoined the Judge, "you err,—in all affection and kindness, no doubt, and with the very best intentions,—but you do err, nevertheless, in keeping your brother so secluded.
    Chapter 15 — The Scowl and Smile (21% in)
  • Had this wealth been in her power, how gladly would Hepzibah have bestowed it all upon her iron-hearted kinsman, to buy for Clifford the freedom and seclusion of the desolate old house!
    Chapter 16 — Clifford's Chamber (26% in)
  • In all her years of seclusion, she had never felt, as now, what it was to be alone.
    Chapter 16 — Clifford's Chamber (39% in)
  • Hepzibah, on the other hand, felt herself more apart from human kind than even in the seclusion which she had just quitted.
    Chapter 17 — The Flight of Two Owls (34% in)
  • Or will he, after the tomb-like seclusion of the past day and night, go forth a humbled and repentant man, sorrowful, gentle, seeking no profit, shrinking from worldly honor, hardly daring to love God, but bold to love his fellow man, and to do him what good he may?
    Chapter 18 — Governor Pyncheon (94% in)
  • The elm, however, made a pleasant, cheerful, sunny sigh, responsive to the breeze that was elsewhere imperceptible; a swarm of insects buzzed merrily under its drooping shadow, and became specks of light whenever they darted into the sunshine; a locust sang, once or twice, in some inscrutable seclusion of the tree; and a solitary little bird, with plumage of pale gold, came and hovered about Alice's Posies.
    Chapter 19 — Alice's Posies (36% in)

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