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(in the past) an ascetic who lived on top of a pillar.
- ‘There were the pillarists, like Simeon Stylites, who displayed his asceticism, his privations and penitences high above the market place for all eyes to see.’
- ‘It delights and illuminates like the words of a pillarist hermit depositing wisdom from a secluded scenic mountaintop.’
- ‘The starting points were all the mad men in the sun, those desert fathers and pillarists, the strange, demented visionaries who were laughed at.’
- ‘Here dwelt the Pillarists as in the Monastery of St. Simeon Stylites.’
- ‘One might have supposed that the column and colossus of St. Carlo Borromeo had been suggested by these Pillarists.’
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