Definition of solitude
1 : the quality or state of being alone or remote from society : seclusion
2 : a lonely place (such as a desert)
Examples of solitude in a sentence
She wished to work on her novel in solitude.
He enjoyed the peace and solitude of the woods.
Recent Examples of solitude from the web
(Maybe the true fortress of solitude is … his heart.)
Nearly every image of Coretta Scott King since her husband’s death has seemed suffused with preternatural stillness, her face fixed with the brave solitude of timeless interior bereavement.
The dual portrait of mother and daughter, of lives unmoored, by accident or by design, bares the solitude and the mourning implicit in Akerman’s do-it-yourself style.
For me, the sadness of his death was surpassed only by the sadness of his solitude.
And here, in her excursions, was a way to find enjoyment in solitude.
According to Migaloo, solitude is a major point of interest for yacht owners, which is why the ability to dive beneath the surface and out of view might have great appeal.
The author went to Indonesia seeking solitude, and discovered the healing power of connection instead.
I’ll take unadulterated solitude over room service any day.
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Origin and Etymology of solitude
Middle English, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French, from Latin solitudin-, solitudo, from solus
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of solitude
SOLITUDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of solitude for English Language Learners
: a state or situation in which you are alone usually because you want to be
SOLITUDE Defined for Kids
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