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Definition of Solitude

Solitude

  1. state of being alone, or withdrawn from society; a lonely life; loneliness.
  2. Remoteness from society; destitution of company; seclusion; -- said of places; as, the solitude of a wood.
  3. solitary or lonely place; a desert or wilderness.

Solitude Quotations

I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. - Henry David Thoreau
I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau

Language... has created the word 'loneliness' to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word 'solitude' to express the glory of being alone.
Paul Tillich

Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone.
Paul Tillich

It's an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That's always been a tug of war for me.
Jodie Foster

Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.
Paul Tillich
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Solitude Translations

solitude in Latin is solitudo, solitas
solitude in Spanish is soledad
solitude in Swedish is enslighet, ensamhet

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