solitary confinement, solitarynoun
confinement of a prisoner in isolation from other prisoners
"he was held in solitary"
hermit, recluse, solitary, solitudinarian, troglodyteadjective
one who lives in solitude
lone(a), lonely(a), solitaryadjective
characterized by or preferring solitude
"a lone wolf"; "a lonely existence"; "a man of a solitary disposition"; "a solitary walk"
nongregarious, nonsocial, solitaryadjective
of plants and animals; not growing or living in groups or colonies
alone(p), lone(a), lonely(a), solitaryadjective
lacking companions or companionship
"he was alone when we met him"; "she is alone much of the time"; "the lone skier on the mountain"; "a lonely fisherman stood on a tuft of gravel"; "a lonely soul"; "a solitary traveler"
lone(a), lonesome(a), only(a), sole(a), solitary(a)adjective
being the only one; single and isolated from others
"the lone doctor in the entire county"; "a lonesome pine"; "an only child"; "the sole heir"; "the sole example"; "a solitary instance of cowardice"; "a solitary speck in the sky"
lonely, solitary, unfrequentedadjective
devoid of creatures
"a lonely crossroads"; "a solitary retreat"; "a trail leading to an unfrequented lake"
One who lives alone, or in solitude; an anchoret, hermit or recluse.
Living or being by one's self; alone; having no companion present; being without associates.
Performed, passed, or endured alone; as, a solitary journey; a solitary life.
Not much visited or frequented; remote from society; retired; as, a solitary residence or place.
Not inhabited or occupied; without signs of inhabitants or occupation; desolate; deserted; silent; still; hence, gloomy; dismal; as, the solitary desert.
Single; individual; sole; as, a solitary instance of vengeance; a solitary example.
Not associated with others of the same kind.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: solitaire, French; solitarius, Latin.
Those rare and solitary, these in flocks. John Milton.
Satan explores his solitary flight. John Milton.
Him fair Lavinia
Shall breed in groves to lead a solitary life. John Dryden, Æn.
In respect that it is solitary, I like it very well; but in respect that it is private, it is a very vile life. William Shakespeare.
Let that night be solitary, let no joyful voice come therein. Job.
Nor did a solitary vengeance serve: the cutting off one head is not enough; the eldest son must be involved. Charles I .
Relations alternately relieve each other, their mutual concurrences supporting their solitary instabilities. Brown.
One that lives alone; an hermit.
Etymology: from the adjective.
You describe so well your heremitical state of life, that none of the ancient anchorites could go beyond you, for a cave, with a spring, or any of the accommodations that befit a solitary. Alexander Pope, Letters.
living or being by one's self; having no companion present; being without associates; single; alone; lonely
performed, passed, or endured alone; as, a solitary journey; a solitary life
ot much visited or frequented remote from society; retired; lonely; as, a solitary residence or place
not inhabited or occupied; without signs of inhabitants or occupation; desolate; deserted; silent; still; hence, gloomy; dismal; as, the solitary desert
single; individual; sole; as, a solitary instance of vengeance; a solitary example
not associated with others of the same kind
one who lives alone, or in solitude; an anchoret; a hermit; a recluse
Etymology: [L. solitarius, fr. solus alone: cf. F. solitaire. See Sole, a., and cf. Solitaire.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sol′i-tar-i, adj. being the sole person present: alone or lonely: single, separate, simple: living alone, not social or gregarious: without company: remote from society: retired, secluded: gloomy.—n. one who lives alone: a recluse or hermit—(obs.) Solitā′rian.—adv. Sol′itarily.—n. Sol′itariness. [Fr. solitaire—L. solitarius—solus, alone.]
I am solitary without friends
The numerical value of solitary in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of solitary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Many state department of corrections are looking at the immense damage long-term solitary causes in the prisoners, and the expense of maintaining supermax units, and they are turning away from solitary as a management strategy.
Matt was held in an undisclosed location in solitary confinement for over five months, with no charge, no lawyer and very limited consular access.
There is no such thing as a solitary Christian.
The path charted by Mr. Chansley since January 6 has been a process, one which has involved pain, depression, solitary confinement, introspection, recognition of mental health vulnerabilities, and a coming to grips with the need for more self-work.
If you are idle, be not solitary if you are solitary be not idle.
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- яңғыҙ, берҙән-берBashkir
- solitariCatalan, Valencian
- alleinstehend, einsam, Einsiedler, einsiedlerisch, Einsiedlerin, abgeschieden, verlassenGerman
- yksineläjä, yksinäinenFinnish
- seul, solitaireFrench
- uaigneach, aonaranachScottish Gaelic
- okotahi, pakewaMāori
- odludny, samotnik, samodzielny, pojedynczy, samotnyPolish
- отшельник, единичный, затворник, одинокий, одиночный, уединённыйRussian
- yalnız, yapayalnız, metruk, münzevi, terk edilmiş, kimsesiz, münzeviceTurkish
- đơn độcVietnamese
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