One night his troops encounter an old Asiatic hermit named Dersu Uzala, who lives in the wilderness, surviving by hunting and selling furs.
Towards the end of his life, he became a hermit and lived among holy men.
Christian monasticism evolved from the hermit communities founded in the 3rd century by men fleeing from Roman persecution to the Egyptian and Syrian deserts, where they sought union with God.
A local guide took us out the first morning for a half-day of birding, including a visit to a lek of performing green hermit hummingbirds, and then got us on our way to the Canopy Tower, a short distance north of the city.
As a form of asceticism, celibacy's heroic demands are more at home with a hermit in the desert or a monk in a monastery than with a priest ministering in today's highly charged sexual atmosphere.
The Grinch is a yellowish green (or maybe a greenish yellow) hermit who lives on the top of Mount Crumpet with his erstwhile companion Max, a dog whose loyalty knows no bounds.
The hard-working Swanevelt spent so little time carousing with his compatriots in their haunts around the Piazza di Spagna, Rome, that he was given the Bentvueghel nickname of Heremiet, or hermit .
Sam Beam may boast a mountain man's beard and home-taping origins, but his steady output as Iron & Wine over the last two years has proved he's no hermit .
The Michelin Man was created in 1898 by a crazed German hermit named Berthold Heinz-Dieter who lived in a junkyard.
Desiring to find the source of this even greater power, Christopher went off in search of Christ, and was encouraged by a pious hermit to become a living ferryman over a great river.