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Word: solitude

Definition: state of being alone; seclusion; ADJ. solitary: existing or living alone (esp. by choice); remote or secluded; single; sole; Ex. solitary life/inn; Ex. no solitary piece of proof


Sentences Containing 'solitude'

A good opportunity for consideration, surrounded by the advantages of solitude, might influence your destiny to far greater advantage than you influence it for yourself.
But it was not this night in particular that, in the solitude of his cabin, Ahab thus pondered over his charts.
Chapter 58 On the Upper River THE big towns drop in, thick and fast, now: and between stretch processions of thrifty farms, not desolate solitude.
Day after day passed in solitude, and he heard nothing but the sound of the tempest, sweeping before it the new fallen snow.
Depend on my care to see that your youth is not blighted, or suffered to pass away in ungenial solitude; and of this be well assured, that if you love me as a father, I love you as a child.''
Due to his preference for solitude, he gained a moniker of "Chevalier of the Order of Loneliness" from his cousin Titsian Tabidze.
During the Lacandón incense burner renewal ceremony men isolated themselves from the community and crafted the burners in solitude.
During the Plague of 1348 Bernardo left the solitude of Monte Oliveto for the monastery of San Benedetto a Porta Tufi in Siena.
for I am the only culprit, Edmond, and if you owe revenge to any one, it is to me, who had not fortitude to bear your absence and my solitude.''
For in such a solitude as I desired, I could at least enjoy my own thoughts, and reflect with delight on the virtues of those inimitable _Houyhnhnms_, without an opportunity of degenerating into the vices and corruptions of my own species.
Go, my friend, may better fortune than mine attend thee, and bring thee a happier issue than that which I await in dread in this dreary solitude."
He claimed that the inner voice, however, directed him to decline and take up a life of solitude instead.
He continues:`Turning southward, they paddled down the stream, through a solitude unrelieved by the faintest trace of man.'
He explains how he thinks of talking to a random girl timidly, respectfully, passionately; telling her that he is dying in solitude and how he has no chance of making a mark on any girl.
He related the manner in which he had become acquainted with Valentine, and how he had loved her, and that Valentine, in her solitude and her misfortune, had accepted the offer of his devotion.
His last work was "Eldmuir, or Solitude."
I can well believe that so learned a person as yourself would prefer absolute solitude to being tormented with the company of one as ignorant and uninformed as myself.
I crept away, and courted solitude for the rest of the day.
I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
I have been a disappointed man, and my spirits will not bear solitude.
I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.
If the solitude these mountains promise deceives me not, it is so; ah!
In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness.
In the morning (following the interlude from the Symphony) he is visited by Albrecht who offers his home, but Mathis prefers to spend his last days in solitude.
It is written by a man intent, by nature, on the search for truth, and driven, by circumstance, to seek for it in anguish, in solitude, with an urgency that grips the reader.
It was re-released by Solitude Productions in 2006 with a new layout.
Its deplorable peculiarity was, that it was the faintness of solitude and disuse.
Izla in 604, he expelled monks that lived with women and enforced strict discipline, emphasizing a deep life of prayer and solitude.
Kaivalya (कैवल्य), is the ultimate goal of yoga and means "solitude" or "detachment" (a "vrddhi"-derivation from "kevala" "alone, isolated").
Kinsey is aghast that no one has tried to track her down in the 29 years since her parents were killed and is resentful of any intrusion into her solitude at this late date.
Mr. Collins, meanwhile, was meditating in solitude on what had passed.
My mind is constantly running on him, in his solitude; to put this letter of her writing in his hand at this time, and to enable you to tell her, in the moment of parting, that he has got it, will be a kindness to both of them.
Now this solitude was peopled with his thoughts, the night lighted up by his illusions, and the silence animated by his anticipations.
Oh, lonely trees, that from this day forward shall bear me company in my solitude, give me some sign by the gentle movement of your boughs that my presence is not distasteful to you!
On March 1, 2011 Solitude Onetto advertise through an interview in the newspaper La Segunda leaving Channel 13.
Scenery as always: stretch upon stretch of almost unbroken forest, on both sides of the river; soundless solitude.
See the calmness of the night, the solitude of the spot, inviting us to break our slumbers by a vigil of some sort.
Solitude is not measured by the miles of space that intervene between a man and his fellows.
Solitude This is a delicious evening, when the whole body is one sense, and imbibes delight through every pore.
The ballad so impressed Ralph Waldo Emerson that he supplemented his essay "Courage" from his "Society and Solitude" with a transcription of its lyrics.
The presence of the two victims alarmed him; he could not bear solitude shared only by two corpses.
The stranger thus presenting himself was probably a person who, like Franz, preferred the enjoyment of solitude and his own thoughts to the frivolous gabble of the guides.
Their plans for death in solitude are ruined when they meet.
Their plans for death in solitude, however, are ruined when they meet.
To add to the gloom, almost every living thing seems to have departed, and not a whistle of a bird nor the bark of the squirrel can be heard in this solitude.
Traditional Ojos de Dios are frequently woven in solitude, as part of an extended meditation or prayer.
When the afternoon arrived and he felt that the hour was drawing near, he wished for solitude, his agitation was extreme; a simple question from a friend would have irritated him.
You should install yourself here, and cheer my solitude.
``A multitude of people, and yet a solitude!''
``Yes, yes,''continued Morrel;``recall the scene, for the words you thought were only given to silence and solitude fell into my ears.

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