Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality of being sole; unity, singleness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being sole, or alone; singleness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being sole, alone, or unconnected with others; singleness.

Etymologies

From Middle English solnes ("solitude"), equivalent to sole +‎ -ness. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • She could love her friends to distraction; she could give her time and strength and thought to them unreservedly; but in return she demanded a soleness of affection which should match her own.

    Teddy: Her Book A Story of Sweet Sixteen

  • Not even indignation, or the desire of revenge, interfere with its soleness and intensity.

    Characteristics of Women Moral, Poetical, and Historical

  • Now the Apostle, maintaining the true sense of the Lord's saying, I and the Father are one [939], whilst He asserts that Both are One, signifies that Both are One not after the manner of the soleness of a single being, but in the unity of the Spirit; for one God the Father and one Christ the Lord, since Each is both Lord and God, do not yet admit in our creed either two Gods or two Lords.

    NPNF2-09. Hilary of Poitiers, John of Damascus

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