Solitude

Definition of Solitude

Sol´i`tude
n.1.state of being alone, or withdrawn from society; a lonely life; loneliness.
Whosoever is delighted with solitude is either a wild beast or a god.
- Bacon.
O Solitude! where are the charms
That sages have seen in thy face?
- Cowper.
2.Remoteness from society; destitution of company; seclusion; - said of places; as, the solitude of a wood.
The solitude of his little parish is become matter of great comfort to him.
- Law.
3.solitary or lonely place; a desert or wilderness.
O blest retirement, friend to life's decline.
- Goldsmith.
Such only can enjoy the country who are capable of thinking when they are there; then they are prepared for solitude; and in that [the country] solitude is prepared for them.
- Dryden.
It is a place of seclusion from the external world.
- Bp. Horsley.
These evils . . . seem likely to reduce it [a city] ere long to the loneliness and the insignificance of a village.
- Eustace.

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aloneness, aloofness, celibacy, confinement, detachment, emptiness, isolation, keeping apart, loneness, lonesomeness, moving apart, quarantine, remoteness, separateness, sequestration, single blessedness, singleness, solitariness, splendid isolation, wilderness, withdrawal
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