Twain taught me that although the act of writing is solitary, the context that sustains it is social.
As he spoke he plucked a solitary gold-fish squirming and twisting out of its globe.
The judge said they were releasing Sarah only because she was a woman and had served a harsher sentence in solitary confinement.
Once transferred to Karaj Prison, he spent an additional 15 days in solitary confinement.
Now 37 years old, Martinez has been in prison for 18 years—12 and a half of them in solitary confinement.
The discovery of the solitary rider had made him suspicious.
Maria Young had not always been solitary, and lame, and poor.
Tommy felt that if this solitary confinement went on much longer he would go mad.
I am solitary; and the suffering from the sense of this is great.
A Man while going through the fields along his solitary path, heard the word Hail!
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).