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the state of being alone or kept apart from others
  • she went into seclusion in order to focus entirely on writing her book

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solitude, isolation, seclusion mean the state of one who is alone. solitude may imply a condition of being apart from all human beings or of being cut off by wish or circumstances from one's usual associates. a few quiet hours of solitude isolation stresses detachment from others often involuntarily. the isolation of the village in winter seclusion suggests a shutting away or keeping apart from others often connoting deliberate withdrawal from the world or retirement to a quiet life. lived in pastoral seclusion

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The first known use of seclusion was circa 1616

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“Seclusion.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 8 December 2019.

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