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"solitary" in British English

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solitaryadjective

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 ​busychopping 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
(Definition of solitary from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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solitaryadjective

 us   /ˈsɑl·əˌter·i/
being the only one, or not being with other ​similar things, often by ​choice: I ​live a solitary ​life. He ​enjoys solitary ​walks in the ​wilderness.
(Definition of solitary from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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