Definition for SOL'I-TUDE

SOL'I-TUDE, n. [Fr. from L. solitudo; from solus, alone.]

  1. Loneliness; a state of being alone; a lonely life. Whoever is delighted with solitude, is either a wild beast or a god. – Bacon.
  2. Loneliness; remoteness from society; destitution of company; applied to place; as, the solitude of a wood or a valley; the solitude of the country. The solitude of his little parish is become matter of great comfort to him. – Law.
  3. A lonely place; a desert. In these deep solitudes and awful cells, / Where heavenly pensive contemplation dwells. – Pope.

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