Definition of 'solitary'
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He seems to relish his solitary life. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They knew that a solitary goal took them through. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In front of them a solitary figure in a pink top paddled his board across the bay. The Sun (2014)Those preferring solitary pursuits may walk for an hour in the open air. Times, Sunday Times (2008)What do you want for one solitary million quid? Times, Sunday Times (2008)They are now being held in solitary confinement cells near to the execution ground. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Most writers live in very solitary conditions and yet your life remains a glamorous one. Times, Sunday Times (2007)What sort of man has the solitary need to get off on reviewing stuff? Times, Sunday Times (2013)He is like a man who has sentenced himself to a life of solitary confinement. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Sometimes a solitary flower sits in a tiny crack in a rock. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Bars of light bind a solitary figure. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He liked solitary walks with his dog or a quiet day at the races. Provided You Don't Kiss Me: 20 Years with Brian Clough (2007)The solitary confinement cells and gallows are particularly chilling. The Sun (2012)They have now got a solitary point from their last eight games and they are a club in crisis. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But they will head into that crunch clash having taken only a solitary point from their last three games. The Sun (2013)Kaboul in particular seemed so ill at ease that he managed to win a solitary defensive header throughout the first half. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She has been held in solitary confinement, and without charge. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Their past 14 fixtures have brought a solitary victory. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Sadly though, giant pandas are solitary animals and need to live apart. The Sun (2012)As a helpless creature without male protection, a solitary woman should live in picturesque neglect. Words Of Love: Passionate Women from Heloise to Sylvia Plath (2006)He was sentenced to 18 months in solitary confinement. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The manner of Croatia's solitary goal will no doubt be pored over on video replays. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Apparently, it had been there for two months, hunched over a branch like a hairy hermit in solitary contemplation. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'solitary'
British English: solitary ADJECTIVE
A person or animal that is solitary spends a lot of time alone.
He was a shy, pleasant, solitary man.
Definition of solitary from the Collins English Dictionary
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