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Meaning of solitary #1 (permalink) Mon Apr 17, 2006 19:37 pm   Meaning of solitary
 

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ESL/EFL Test #114 "Synonyms for solitary and single", question 1

I know how to enjoy my privacy and I never really feel ........., even when there is nobody around.

(a) single
(b) alone
(c) solitary
(d) apart

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ESL/EFL Test #114 "Synonyms for solitary and single", answer 1

I know how to enjoy my privacy and I never really feel alone, even when there is nobody around.

Correct answer: (b) alone

Your answer was: incorrect
I know how to enjoy my privacy and I never really feel solitary, even when there is nobody around.
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Meaning of solitary #2 (permalink) Mon Apr 17, 2006 21:48 pm   Meaning of solitary
 

Hi,
solitary means:experienced or performed alone,living a life of
solitude(state of being alone),single ,alone, having few friends , lonely,without people,empty.
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Solitary vs. alone #3 (permalink) Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:25 am   Solitary vs. alone
 

Hi,
If I can add up a little something it's that alone means being apart from others, lacking the company of others, but not necessarily unhappy.
Solitary is often someone who prefers solitude as a way of living.
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