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anchoress (plural anchoresses)
- A female anchorite. A woman who chooses to withdraw from the world to live a solitary life of prayer and contemplation.
- (informal) an anchorwoman
2006 February 11, James Poniewozik, “Live from Turin—Sorry, Torino—It's NBC”, Time Magazine, accessed on 2012-01-25:
- Williams was co-hosting in place of Katie Couric, a move some have speculated was meant to deprive the possible next anchoress of the CBS Evening News the prime time exposure.
2007 April 16, Max Abelson, “Sold! 'Money Honey,' Hubby Buy $6.5 M. East Side Townhouse”, New York Observer, accessed on 2012-01-25:
- Mr. Thompson reportedly booted executives off a cross-continental Citigroup flight to be alone with the impeccably brunette anchoress.