Sólitude. n.s. [solitude, French; solitudo, Latin.]
- Lonely life; state of being alone.
It had been hard to have put more truth and untruth together, in few words, than in that speech; whosoever is delighted with solitude, is either a wild beast or a god. Bacon.
What call'st thou solitude? Is not the earth
With various living creatures, and the air,
Replenish'd, and all these at thy command
To come, and play before thee? Milton's Paradise Lost.
Such only can enjoy the country who are capable of thinking when they are there: then they are prepared for solitude, and in that solitude is prepared for them. Dryden.
- A lonely place; a desert.