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solitary

adjective uk   /ˈsɒl.ɪ.tər.i/ us    /ˈsɑː.lə.ter.i/
C2 A solitary person or thing is the only person or thing in a place: On the hill, a solitary figure was busy chopping down trees. In the distance was a solitary building. He was a solitary child (= he enjoyed being alone). C2 done alone: solitary walks by the river fishing and other solitary pastimes
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