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Definition of 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

The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups. A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.

If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.
Maya Angelou

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

Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
Winston Churchill

A lot of people assume that creating software is purely a solitary activity where you sit in an office with the door closed all day and write lots of code.
Bill Gates
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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

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