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so luh te ree

  • n  confinement of a prisoner in isolation from other prisoners
    he was held in solitary
  • n  one who lives in solitude
  • s  characterized by or preferring solitude
    a man of a solitary disposition
    a solitary walk
  • s  of plants and animals; not growing or living in groups or colonies
    solitary bees
  • s  lacking companions or companionship
    a solitary traveler
  • s  being the only one; single and isolated from others
    a solitary instance of cowardice
    a solitary speck in the sky
  • s  devoid of creatures
    a solitary retreat

  • America loves its solitary geniusesits Einsteins, its Edisons, its Jobsesbut those lonely dreamers may have to learn to play with others.
  • Even then, at age 39, he was a stern, solitary man with childlike eyes and a mystical longing for primitive things.
  • For I am that strange, nearly solitary creature: a non-Indian fan of Indian movies.
News & Articles

  • Commentary: The solitary leaker, a betrayer of trust
    The founders did not create the United States so that some solitary 29-year-old could make unilateral decisions about what should be exposed. Edward Snowden self-indulgently short-circuited the democratic structures of accountability, putting his own preferences above everything else.
    June 12, 2013 - Seattle Times
  • Cougars, Glamorous Killers, Expand Their Range
    Cougars, solitary and elusive, had vanished from much of the country, but in recent decades the species has been making a comeback, fueling both fascination and fear.
    June 10, 2013 - New York Times
  • Croatia 0-1 Portugal: Ronaldo opener guides Portguese to friendly victory
    A solitary goal from Portugal's talismanic forward proved enough to give Paulo Bento's men a slim victory, despite both sides wasting their fair share of clear-cut chances.
    June 10, 2013 - via Yahoo! Sports

  • Joe Biden in International Herald Tribune
    Every single solitary appointment he has made thus far, I have been in the room,said Biden, who was elected seven times to the Senate. "The recommendations I have made in most cases, coincidentally, have been the recommendations that he's...
  • Mitch McConnell in Washington Post
    The Democratic bill "doesn't do anything to address expanding domestic (energy) production, and it won't do a single solitary thing to reduce gas prices," said Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
  • Nicolas Sarkozy in AFP
    A state alone, a solitary nation, is a nation without influence and if we want to count for something we have to know how to bind ourselves to allies and friendships,Sarkozy told a defence seminar in Paris.

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