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Usage examples for solitude

  1. Even the children are sad, and stand about in melancholy solitude. – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  2. With this he motioned slightly with his hand as a sign for me to withdraw, and the next moment I was once more in the solitude of my prison- room, thinking over the singular interview I had just had with the great Emperor. – Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) by Charles Lever
  3. Ian had been growing to feel an anger at solitude. – Foes by Mary Johnston
  4. She seemed to have been foresaken for days; there was no knowing how long she might live here in solitude. – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  5. His son, a brave youth, was left for dead by his sister's ravishers; but I found him in this dreary solitude, and he told me the too general story of his wounds and his despair. – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  6. Clerval spoke thus as we hurried through the streets; the words impressed themselves on my mind and I remembered them afterwards in solitude. – Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
  7. Above, the same solitude. – The Last Lion and Other Tales by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez Commentator: Mariano Joaquin Lorente
  8. The sonnet- " O Solitude, if I must with thee dwell," is the first thing that Keats ever published. – Life of John Keats by William Michael Rossetti
  9. I walked frequently into the woods, that I might think on the subject in solitude, and find relief to my mind there. – The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave Trade by the British Parliament (1808), Vol. I by Thomas Clarkson
  10. This or that, he comes; the figure of a man in this great solitude. – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
  11. As for me, I shall take myself off to some solitude, and- there- I- shall- die. – Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope
  12. Were you thinking of me down there in your ancient chateau, when Vallombreuse broke in upon your solitude? – Captain Fracasse by Theophile Gautier
  13. Now in the solitude of his life, as years were coming on him, he felt how necessary it was that he should have someone who would love him. – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  14. Never could I be at peace because of them then or thereafter, and not till now did I learn how great a treasure is solitude. – Montezuma's Daughter by H. Rider Haggard
  15. She dreaded to go anywhere out of the solitude of Nature in which she had tried to hide. – Sisters by Ada Cambridge
  16. For a danger of solitude, if one likes one's work, is that one works too much and too hard. – The Silent Isle by Arthur Christopher Benson
  17. Then without doubt you have come to this quiet place searching for solitude, in which to think out all your hard thoughts of me. – Molly Bawn by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  18. It seems really as though he could not bear to be quiet an hour either here or at Brunneck, as though anything like solitude were a positive torture to him. – Fickle Fortune by Elisabeth Burstenbinder (AKA E. Werner)
  19. It was not that she cared for company in her solitude; it was merely a question of propriety. – Saracinesca by F. Marion Crawford
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