solitude


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sol·i·tude

eremophobia, autophobia, monophobia.
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As I walked, my eyes were bent upon the beach so that it was not until I had come quite upon it that I discovered that which shattered all my beautiful dream of solitude and safety and peace and primal overlordship.
Curiously enough, he has never seemed to care for solitude.
The change to this warm and cheerful place of shelter from the chilly and misty solitude of the moor is so luxuriously delightful that I am quite content, for the first few minutes, to stretch myself on a bed, in lazy enjoyment of my new position; without caring to inquire into whose house we have intruded; without even wondering at the strange absence of master, mistress, or member of the family to welcome our arrival under their hospitable roof.
I, in whom that element of hereditary superstition from which none of us is altogether free had given to solitude and darkness and silence only a more alluring interest and charm
I thought of the discipline of the Church, the refuge that she affords to sorrowing souls, understood at last the beauty of a life of prayer in solitude, and was fully determined to
Solitude is not measured by the miles of space that intervene between a man and his fellows.
Its solitude, in the depths of woods, was what, more than all, had pleased them.
Where solitude endeth, there beginneth the market-place; and where the market-place beginneth, there beginneth also the noise of the great actors, and the buzzing of the poison-flies.
He knows well how necessary solitude is to me if once I take the brush between my fingers - solitude natural and entire, I mean.
Thus, in spite of his solitude, or in consequence of his solitude, his life was exceedingly full.
I may be absent a month or two; but do not interfere with my motions, I entreat you; leave me to peace and solitude for a short time; and when I return, I hope it will be with a lighter heart, more congenial to your own temper.
A perilous solitude, for it lasted long enough to enervate, not long enough to fortify me.