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Patmos

(My). My solitude, my place of banishment from society, my out-of-the-way home. As “Good-b'ye, I must go to my Patmos.” The allusion, of course, is to the banishment of St. John to the island of Patmos, in the reign of Domitian.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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