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[saw-loo s; English soh-luh s] /ˈsɔ lʊs; English ˈsoʊ ləs/
adjective, Latin.
(referring to a man) alone; by oneself (used formerly in stage directions).
Compare sola. Unabridged
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alone; separate
of or denoting the position of an advertising poster or press advertisement that is separated from competing advertisements: a solus position
of or denoting a retail outlet, such as a petrol station, that sells the products of one company exclusively: a solus site
(fem) sola. alone; by oneself (formerly used in stage directions)
Word Origin
C17: from Latin sōlus alone
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Latin, "alone" (see sole (adj.)), used in stage directions by 1590s. Masculine; the fem. is sola, but in stage directions solus typically serves for both. Also in phrases solus cum sola "alone with an unchaperoned woman" and solus cum solo "all on one's own," both literally meaning "alone with alone."

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