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/sol·i·tary/ (sol´ĭ-tar″e)
1. alone; separated from others.
2. living alone or in pairs only.


(sŏl′ĭ-tăr-ē) [L. solitarius, aloneness]
Alone; single or existing separately.


being the only one or ones.

solitary cyst
solitary tract nucleus
the brainstem nucleus of the solitary tract, the tract carrying afferent parasympathetic nerve fibers.

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Q. Can any one let me know what the single best exercise for legs is? I tried lots of exercise for legs which finally ended in pain. Can any one let me know what the single best exercise for legs is?

A. The best exercise for your legs is "Squats," says a professor (Ph.D.,) of kinesiology at the University of Connecticut. Our experts are in accord: Nothing builds legs like squats because they're a compound movement that stimulates all major muscles of the legs.

Q. In what way the herbal drugs are safer when compared to their single active ingredients?

A. What makes the difference is the presences of different constituents of plant materials which makes them more balanced when compared to isolated plant ingredients and is less likely to cause side-effects and the herbs are prescribed in different combination thus they balance each other.

Q. can any one tell me whether could a person with bipolar disorder, be a single parent? I am unmarried. I had a lot of dreams in my family life but my husband expired the next month soon after our marriage. I am not pregnant too. I don’t want to remarry because I am recently diagnosed as bipolar. I don’t know whether my suffering will spoil my partner’s happiness if I marry. So I like to live alone and to give life to an orphanage child. So can any one tell me whether could a person with bipolar disorder, be a single parent?

A. Okay here is what I think. Bipolar disorder effects everyone in the family. It is important that you find someone to share your life with if that is what you want out of life. There are many of us out there that are patient and caring, it is an issue of being honest and waiting for the right person. If you are being treated and are stable I dont think it would be a problem addopting a child. Be honest and things will work out. Continue your treatments and stay on top of your illness and you can have everything in your life that you desire. When it is ment to be it will be. Be patient, show the agency that you are stable and are being treated for the illness. You are fully capable of giving a child a great life. Good luck!

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78) This masculine narrative is significant because it suggests a counterpoint to the traditional masculine virtues of solitariness and mateship among Australian-born young men and instead focuses on welcoming new immigrants.
Each of us is alone: sometimes we escape from solitariness, through love or affection or perhaps creative moments, but those triumphs of life are pools of light we make for ourselves while the edge of the road is black: each of us dies alone.
Did that solitariness have anything to do with the way she approaches her writing?
There is also an aura about existential freedom that it is tied to solitariness.
Love seeks attachment and affiliation, never fragmentation, solitariness, or autonomy.
Their brief moment of mutual reaching out (she being apparently as lonely as he is, she in her solitariness, he among all his 'friends') becomes very poignant in retrospect; after the murder, Benny will live his life in a kind of self-imposed isolation, progressively alienated from everything and everybody in his environment, including and especially his father.
After the intellectual solitariness of my high school years, the riches proffered by the university gave me a sense of having been transported to Elysium without the discomfort of dying.
The silence of solitude or solitariness is the condition for a lucidity of thinking.
Conversely, your novels stress subjectivity and solitariness.
Graham (2004:370) maintains that Head of a Hostage also carries connotations of solitariness, of death and decay which serve to align it with the Existentialist sensibilities of the postwar period.