The imprisonment, the shame, the solitariness which was a cruel trial to one of his quick disposition, were very salutary to him.
Reardon had not been to call, but Jeff was too sick of solitariness to mind that.
They suppose that solitude and solitariness are the same thing.
We felt in a peculiar manner the solitariness of the wilderness.
She would return—soon; but the solitariness and wildness of this deserted place drew her on.
His remedies for "solitariness of spirit" are most practical.
The feeling of solitariness gradually becomes the feeling of melancholy.
The commerce of books comforts me in age and solaceth me in solitariness.
An occasional banquet enlivened its halls, though it only rendered more painful the solitariness by which it was succeeded.
Am I made a solitariness unto Israel, or a late bearing land!
mid-14c., "alone, living alone," from Old French solitaire, from Latin solitarius "alone, lonely, isolated," from solitas "loneliness, solitude," from solus "alone" (see sole (adj.)). Meaning "single, sole, only" is from 1742. Related: Solitarily; solitariness. As a noun from late 14c.; from 1854 as short for solitary confinement (that phrase recorded from 1817).