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  • n. Plural form of solitude.

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Examples

  • Along the foot of the mountain flows a clear trout stream, secluded and undisturbed in those awful solitudes, which is the "Mercy Brook" of the old woodsman.

    In the Wilderness

  • They perish if they continue to wander from waste to waste, and if they attempt to settle they still must perish; the assistance of Europeans is necessary to instruct them, but the approach of Europeans corrupts and repels them into savage life; they refuse to change their habits as long as their solitudes are their own, and it is too late to change them when they are constrained to submit.

    democracy in America, volume 1

  • They perish if they continue to wander from waste to waste, and if they attempt to settle, they still must perish; the assistance of Europeans is necessary to instruct them, but the approach of Europeans corrupts and repels them into savage life; they refuse to change their habits as long as their solitudes are their own, and it is too late to change them when they are constrained to submit.

    American Institutions and Their Influence

  • Mr. Holland was born in 1819 amidst the then "solitudes" of Norfolk

    Music and Some Highly Musical People

  • In the 'solitudes' to which he refers I worked with deliberation, endeavouring even to purify my intellect by disciplines similar to those enjoined by his own Church for the sanctification of the soul.

    Fragments of science, V. 1-2

  • Charles I in the "solitudes" of the end of his life; and by the puritanical allusion to the "vain amatorious poem of Sir Philip

    Milton

  • Beyond his bleak sky-line there stretched vast solitudes, and beyond these still vaster solitudes.

    In a Far Country

  • Hume reached this conclusion after his first foray into philosophy, when he was led by his own considerable powers of reason "into such dreary solitudes, and rough passages, as I have hitherto met."

    John Paul Rollert: The Great Infidel at 300

  • I want to be beside those who work for the good of Brazil in the solitudes of the Amazon, in the Northeastern drought, in the immense spaces of the Cerrado, in the vast stretches of the Pampas.

    Dilma Rousseff Inauguration Speech: Brazil's First Female President Addresses Congress In Brasilia (FULL TEXT)

  • Now and then some poor insane creature comes to his senses in those awful solitudes, and, in wondering joy, escapes from the land and hastens back to his home.

    The Gold Hunters of the North

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