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
At a time of growing criticism and waning support from the paying public, Joakim Noah found some solitude before Tuesday night’s game against the Indiana Pacers.
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.
Such reading makes possible a recovery of solitude.
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.
The enormous mansion of moon like concrete lost in the solitude of the desert trembled down to its foundations with the first attack.
May God give you strength and fortitude to deal with and face this with solitude.
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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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