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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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Human beings are relational creatures; we do not thrive in solitariness.
Having no one to turn to, they accept their solitariness and - simultaneously - assume they are hated because they have no friends or because they are misunderstood.
Awakened to the solitariness that is a human life, blinking to get one's bearings in the darkness, relativizes time and history.
There is a poem by the great 17th-century Japanese, Basho, for example, whose literal English translation, according to Hass, runs: "I feel sorrow (uki) / make me feel loneliness (sabishi) or solitariness / cuckoo
There is a sense of solitariness in the stratagems Douglass employs while learning to read, but the real causes and lasting effects of his literacy are, as I shall continue to argue, social and contextualizing, not solitary and isolating.
He worked summers on fishing boats as a cook, relishing the solitariness of the job.
The first is one you are very likely not to think of: although easy home accessibility is a boon, it may encourage a solitude, a solitariness that could be undesirable.
Fictional detectives, it seems, are still wedded to the job, their single-mindedness when it comes to cleaning up crime mirrored in the solitariness of their personal lives.
Though not literally a member of an "out-group"--even if in the first fifty years after the war ended there were hordes of isolated solitary mourners, their very solitariness disqualifies them from constituting any group--Miss Moss's eccentricities operate like small barriers that readers must overcome to empathize with her.
For example, he says that Kierkegaard confirmed Percy's proclivity for solitariness and Pierce tempted him toward totalism.
9) Thanks to his comparison of the ponies to the wet swans, Wright assumes that he also understands that (a) the ponies feel love for each other and (b) that their solitariness is absolutely unique.