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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. By oneself; alone. Used as a stage direction to a male character.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alone; -- chiefly used in stage directions, and the like.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Alone: used chiefly in dramatic directions: as, enter the king solus. The feminine form is sola.


Latin sōlus, alone; see solo.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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