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Definition of Solitary

Solitary

  1. Living or being by one's self; having no companion present; being without associates; single; alone; lonely.
  2. Performed, passed, or endured alone; as, a solitary journey; a solitary life.
  3. ot much visited or frequented remote from society; retired; lonely; as, a solitary residence or place.
  4. Not inhabited or occupied; without signs of inhabitants or occupation; desolate; deserted; silent; still; hence, gloomy; dismal; as, the solitary desert.
  5. Single; individual; sole; as, a solitary instance of vengeance; a solitary example.
  6. Not associated with others of the same kind.
  7. One who lives alone, or in solitude; an anchoret; a hermit; a recluse.

Solitary Quotations

We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict.
Jim Morrison

Human beings are born solitary, but everywhere they are in chains - daisy chains - of interactivity. Social actions are makeshift forms, often courageous, sometimes ridiculous, always strange. And in a way, every social action is a negotiation, a compromise between 'his,' 'her' or 'their' wish and yours.
Andy Warhol

Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength; and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.
Henry Ward Beecher

The whole course of human history may depend on a change of heart in one solitary and even humble individual - for it is in the solitary mind and soul of the individual that the battle between good and evil is waged and ultimately won or lost.
M. Scott Peck

You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.
Franz Kafka
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Solitary Translations

solitary in Afrikaans is eensaam, alleen, enigste
solitary in Danish is alene
solitary in Dutch is enkel, bloot, louter
solitary in Finnish is yksin
solitary in Italian is singolo, solo
solitary in Norwegian is alene
solitary in Swedish is enslig