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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cloistered  \Clois"tered\,  a. 
  1.  Dwelling  in  cloisters;  solitary.  ``Cloistered  friars  and 
  vestal  nuns.''  --Hudibras. 
 
  In  cloistered  state  let  selfish  sages  dwell,  Proud 
  that  their  heart  is  narrow  as  their  cell. 
  --Shenstone. 
 
  2.  Furnished  with  cloisters.  --Sir  H.  Wotton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cloister  \Clois"ter\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cloistered};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Cloistering}.] 
  To  confine  in  or  as  in  a  cloister;  to  seclude  from  the 
  world;  to  immure. 
 
  None  among  them  are  thought  worthy  to  be  styled 
  religious  persons  but  those  that  cloister  themselves  up 
  in  a  monastery.  --Sharp. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cloistered 
  adj  1:  of  communal  life  sequestered  from  the  world  under  religious 
  vows  [syn:  {cloistral},  {conventual},  {monastic},  {monastical}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {reclusive},  {secluded}, 
  {sequestered}] 




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