Here I found the room, and the books, the paper, and the solitude.
"When I'm spending 16 hours on a tractor, it gives me some opportunity to sort through issues in solitude," he tells me.
A bit of solitude can be soothing, but after protracted periods lack of regular basic human contact plays tricks on the mind.
Yet the gregariousness of the web only intensifies his solitude.
Nowhere else do 13-year-old boys agree to square dance with their mothers or take the time to realize the solitude in knitting.
Glennard felt that he could not trust himself to a winter's solitude with her.
I crave for the balm of Nature, the anodyne of solitude, the breath of Mother Earth.
And the grim little room and solitude for the end of every journey!
It was musical,—but how should there be such music in my solitude?
He rambled at random with the uncertain step caused by solitude.
mid-14c., from Old French solitude "loneliness" (14c.) and directly from Latin solitudinem (nominative solitudo) "loneliness, a being alone; lonely place, desert, wilderness," from solus "alone" (see sole (adj.)). "Not in common use in English until the 17th c." [OED]
A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; ... if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free. [Schopenhauer, "The World as Will and Idea," 1818]Solitudinarian "recluse, unsocial person" is recorded from 1690s.