How to use Solitary in a sentence

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  • He had noticed a solitary tree ahead of him.

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  • The loon retires to solitary ponds to spend it.

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  • She gazed down at the solitary diamond on her engagement ring.

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  • But for my part, I preferred the solitary dwelling.

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  • It has a solitary representative in North America.

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  • The gates and shops were all closed, only here and there round the taverns solitary shouts or drunken songs could be heard.

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  • Awed by the power she had over him, she began to understand the extent of his solitary existence for the millennia of his life.

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  • It lives in the most solitary woods, especially in the eastern hills.

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  • But for the most part it is as solitary where I live as on the prairies.

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  • A few specimens of solitary goose have been procured, but the bird is rarely met with.

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  • A solitary tallow candle burned in the anteroom.

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  • Dean usually devoted the solitary time behind the wheel to sorting out details of a case, putting little facts in their slots like letters in a country post office.

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  • Most of the older buildings have made way for factories, so that the town-hall, dating from 1551, is an almost solitary witness to the town's medieval prosperity.

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  • This generally involves solitary confinement of the most rigorous nature, and, as little is done to occupy the mind, the criminal not infrequently becomes insane.

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  • Outside the breeding season this is a mainly solitary bird.

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  • A solitary fugitive, he crossed the Turkish frontier.

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  • At that time the Syrians and Antiochenes were the solitary champions of the observance of the fourteenth day.

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  • By its very nature, writing is solitary work.

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  • Unwilling to disturb his solitary mood, Jenn leaned back against a pillar and watched.

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  • The name (Sp. "tall tree") was derived from a solitary redwood-tree standing in the outskirts of the city.

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  • This, however, was the solitary success secured by the I.

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  • But this was a solitary exception.

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  • This is a mostly solitary bird which is primarily ground feeding.

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  • It is a plant of tall habit, with uncut leaves and solitary purple flowers of beautiful glossy texture.

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  • Schizoid personalities are introverted, withdrawn, solitary, emotionally cold, and distant.

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  • However, with all the bells and whistles of our most loved technologies, many of these items have caused us to become very solitary.

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  • The solitary lifestyle - or, at least, the unattached one - has been celebrated by many poets of both sexes.

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  • The old bulls are very generally solitary for a considerable portion of the year, but return to the herds during the pairing season.

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  • Vico has been generally described as a solitary soul, out of harmony with the spirit of his time and often directly opposed to it.

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  • The solitary and desolate frontier life became now more dreary than ever; he flung himself into politics the only outside resource open to him, and his long and eventful public career began.

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  • The frigates made an attempt to get off on the 24th of August, but only the " Justice," a solitary survivor of the squadron which fought at the Nile, reached Toulon.

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  • Among his numerous publications are The Light Invisible, By What Authority?, The King's Achievement, Richard Raynal, Solitary, The Queen's Tragedy, The Sentimentalists, Lord of the World.

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  • Even as a boy he had intense pleasure in reading St Thomas Aquinas and the Arab commentators of Aristotle, was skilled in the subtleties of the schools, wrote verses, studied music and design, and, avoiding society, loved solitary rambles on the banks of the Po.

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  • His solitary life at Versailles lasted nearly a year.

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  • Great numbers of monks, each in solitary cell, spent lonely lives, scorched by the sun, ill-clad and scantily fed, pondering on portions of Scripture or copying MSS.

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  • Of birds very few are indigenous; the jackdaw, blue solitary thrush, spectacled warbler, the robin, kestrel and the herring-gull.

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  • In the Eumenidae or solitary wasps the female sex is undifferentiated, and the foot claws are toothed.

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  • This was the solitary gain of the whole operation.

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  • According to a 12th-century chronicle of one of the monks, the name Ramsey is derived from the words "ram," referripg to the tradition of a solitary ram having taken up its abode here, and "ey" meaning an island.

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  • Through the succeeding ages the Ginkgoales were represented by numerous forms, which gradually became more restricted in their distribution and fewer in number during the Cretaceous and Tertiary periods, terminating at the present day in one solitary survivor.

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  • Introverts simply prefer solitary to social activities but do not fear social encounters as shy people do, while extroverts prefer social to solitary activities.

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  • People who have spent a lot of time single naturally tend to think in more solitary terms than coupled people.

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  • Multiple fetuses appear to develop at the same speed as a solitary fetus during the first stages.

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  • The animal is a solitary polyp bearing a great number of medusa-buds.

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  • Amongst palms the Corypheae are represented by Sabal and Thrinax, and there is a solitary Za,nza amongst Cycads.

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  • Nor, with perhaps the interesting exception of Castanopsis chrysophylla, the solitary representative in the New World of an east Asiatic genus, which ranges from Oregon to California, has it any affinity with the Chino-Japanese sub-region.

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  • His temper was irritable, his habits penurious and solitary.

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  • The flowers, which are solitary, or rarely in pairs, at the end of slender axillary flower-stalks, are very irregular in form, with five sepals prolonged at the base, and five petals, the lowest one larger than the others and with a spur, in which collects the honey secreted by the spurs of the two adjoining stamens.

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  • The female flowers are solitary or few in number, and borne on Short terminal spikes of the present season's growth.

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  • The solitary ovule springs erect from the base of the ovarian cavity.

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  • The solitary seed has no perisperm or albumen, but has two large and curiously crumpled cotyledons concealing the plumule, the leaves of which, even at this early stage, show traces of pinnae.

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  • Young Ebenezer, although one of a large family, had a solitary and rather morbid childhood.

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  • He was past eighty when he published the collection of new verses entitled Demeter and other Poems (1889), which appeared almost simultaneously with the death of Browning, an event which left Tennyson a solitary figure indeed in poetic literature.

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  • Thus the artificial lakes and hills, the stones forming rockeries or simulating solitary crags, the trees and even the bushes are all selected or manipulated so as to fall congruously into the general scheme.

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  • Among game-birds there are the quail (uzura), the heathcock (ezo-rachO), the ptarmigan (ezo-raicho or ezo-yama-doni), the woodcock (hodo-shigi), the snipe (ta-shigi) with two special species, the solitary snipe (yama-shigi) and the painted snipe (tama-shigi)and the pheasant (kiji).

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  • In the male flowers, which are numerous, the stamens are sixteen in number and arranged in pairs; the female flowers are solitary, with traces of stamens, and a smooth ovary with one ovule in each of the eight cells - the ovary is surmounted by four styles, which are hairy at the base.

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  • Der deutsche Merkur (1773-1789, revived 1790-1810) of Wieland was the solitary representative of the French school of criticism.

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  • It is hard to explain this solitary instance of shabby conduct in a thoroughly generous man towards a person to whom he was unalterably attached and who fully deserved his affection.

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  • They are widely distributed in all tropical and subtropical countries, even in such solitary places as Christmas Island, but they do not occur in New Zealand.

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  • Solitude is advisable at first, but few people can find time amounting to ten minutes for solitary studies of this sort, so busy and so gregarious is mankind.

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  • Most of the genera are " solitary " in habit, the female sex being undifferentiated; but among the humble-bees and hive-bees we find, as in social wasps and ants, the occurrence of workers, and the consequent elaboration of a wonderful insect-society.

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  • By this time, twenty years of solitary confinement had disturbed Ivan's mental equilibrium, though he does not seem to have been actually insane.

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  • An open space forming the heart of the square in which the church stands separates the solitary western tower (14th century) from the choir and transept, the nave having been blown down by a violent hurricane in 1674 and never rebuilt.

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  • There a solitary pillar of granite rock rises to a great height out of the plain, and the top actually overhangs the sides.

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  • They are solitary, nocturnal, shy and inoffensive, chiefly frequenting the depths of shady forests and the neighbourhood of water, to which they frequently resort for the purpose of bathing, and in which they often take refuge when pursued.

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  • No one who has seen the spot will doubt that the Sacro Speco is indeed the cave wherein Benedict spent the three years of opening manhood in solitary prayer, contemplation and austerity.

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  • The new and more honourable title of elector of Saxony now superseded his other titles, and the name Saxony gradually spread over his other possessions, which included Meissen and Thuringia as well as Saxe-Wittenberg, and thus the earlier history of the electorate and kingdom of Saxony is the early history of the mark of Meissen, the name of which now lingers only in a solitary town on the Elbe.

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  • The entire kingdom, with the solitary exception of the Kdnigstein, was occupied by the Prussians.

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  • It is a solitary animal, frequenting the wooded parts of the regions it inhabits, and living on a mixed diet of fruits, vegetable, honey, fish and the smaller animals.

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  • Till Amos (with the solitary exception of Micaiah ben Imlah, in i Kings xxii.) prophecy was optimist - even Elijah, if he denounced the destruction of a dynasty and the annihilation of all who had bowed the knee to Baal, never doubted of the future of the nation when only the faithful remained; but the new prophecy is pessimist - it knows that Israel is rotten to the core, and that the whole fabric of society must be dissolved before reconstruction is possible.

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  • The novice is classified according as his destination is the priesthood or lay brotherhood, while a third class of "indifferents" receives such as are reserved for further inquiry before a decision of this kind a strict retreat, practically in solitary confinement, during which he receives from a director, yet relying on Thine infinite kindness and mercy and impelled by the desire of serving Thee, before the Most Holy Virgin Mary and all Thy heavenly host, I, N., vow to Thy divine Majesty Poverty, Chastity and Perpetual Obedience to the Society of Jesus, and promise that I will enter the same Society to live in it perpetually, understanding all things according to the Constitutions of the Society.

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  • His father, then prince of Prussia, was out of favour with Frederick the Great and entirely under the influence of his mistress; and the boy, handed over to tutors appointed by the king, lived a solitary and repressed life which tended to increase the innate weakness of his character.

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  • But the main purport of the treatise was the exposition of an elaborate system of celestial harmonies depending on the various and varying velocities of the several planets, of which the sentient soul animating the sun was the solitary auditor.

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  • The male catkins are small, solitary, and are borne at the ends of the twigs; the cones are from 12 to 3 in.

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  • It has few distinctive species, but within its borders the southern mole and cotton-tail rabbit of the South meet the northern star-nosed and Brewers moles and the varying hare of the North, and the southern bobwhite, Baltimore oriole, bluebird, catbird, chewink, thrasher and wood thrush are neighbors of the bobolink, solitary vireo and the hermit and Wilson s thrushes.

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  • Muskdeer are hardy, solitary and retiring animals, chiefly nocturnal in habits, and almost always found alone, rarely in pairs and never in herds.

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  • It is a strong grass, growing to a height of from 4 to 8 or even 16 ft.; the leaves are sheathing, solitary, and about 2 in.

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  • Each spikelet contains a solitary flower with two outer small barren glumes, above which is a large tough, compressed, often awned, flowering glume, which partly encloses the somewhat similar pale.

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  • The principle of this order, which combined the coenobitic with the solitary life, demanded the erection of buildings on a novel plan.

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  • In these cottages or cells a Carthusian monk passed his time in the strictest asceticism, only leaving his solitary dwelling to attend the services of the Church, except on certain days when the brotherhood assembled in the refectory.

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  • They are solitary birds, frequenting countries possessing extensive swamps and marshy grounds, remaining at rest by day, concealed among the reeds and bushes of their haunts, and seeking their food, which consists of fish, reptiles, insects and small quadrupeds, in the twilight.

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  • Thus, meagre and futile as the doctrine of Thales was, all the Greek schools, with the solitary exception of that of Pythagoras, took their origin from it.

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  • The solitary incident of note in this period of his life is the ridiculous quarrel with Rousseau, which throws much light upon the character of the great sentimentalist.

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  • Capital punishment is retained on the statute, but is never enforced, the prisoner on whom sentence of death is passed in due form in open court being relegated to imprisonment for life in solitary confinement and perpetual silence.

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  • It is nowhere abundant, but is found over the northern parts of Europe and Asia, and is a quiet, inoffensive animal, nocturnal and solitary in its habits, sleeping by day in its burrow, and issuing forth at night to feed on roots, beech-mast, fruits, the eggs of birds, small quadrupeds, frogs and insects.

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  • In time, however, the tendency to withdraw from society and give oneself up wholly to the practice of religious and ascetical exercises set in; and at any rate in Egypt, at the middle of the 3rd century, it was the custom for such ascetics to live in solitary retirement in the neighbourhood of the towns and villages.

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  • Resting under a solitary broom bush (a kind of genista), he gave vent to his disappointment in a prayer for death.

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  • Here and there one sees a solitary sifsaf tree, or a small plantation of poplars or white mulberries, which trees, with the date-palm, constitute the only timber of the country.

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  • This might have been urged with justice before the Thirty Years' Truce (447); but by that truce Athens gave up all her conquests in Greece proper except Naupactus and Plataea, while her solitary gains in Amphipolis and Thurii were compensated by other losses.

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  • This solitary success had already in the spring of 423 induced Sparta in spite of the successes which Brasidas was achieving in Thrace to accept the " truce of Laches " - which, however, was rendered abortive by the refusal of Brasidas to surrender Scione.

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  • Frederik Paludan-Muller (q.v.; 1809-1876) developed, as a poet, a magnificent career, which contrasted in its abundance with his solitary and silent life as a man.

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  • The most impressive form of solitary cone is that wherein after vast denudation a thick overlying formation has been reduced to a single outlier, such as Morven in Caithness, the two Bens Griam in Sutherland, and still more strikingly, the pyramids of red sandstone on the western margin of the shires of Sutherland and Ross and Cromarty.

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  • While no islands except mere solitary rocks like May Island, the Bass Rock and Inchkeith diversify the eastern seaboard, the western presents a vast number, varying from such extensive tracts as Skye to the smallest stack or skerry.

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  • Here we see Christ standing forth in solitary grandeur, looking with the eyes of another world on a society which is blindly hastening to its dissolution.

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  • The flowers are solitary in the leaf-axils as in pimpernel, money-wort, &c., or umbelled as in primrose, where the umbel is sessile, and cowslip, where it is stalked, or in racemes or spikes as in species of Lysimachia.

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  • Hegel's letters to his wife, written during his solitary holiday tours to Vienna, the Netherlands and Paris, breathe of kindly and happy affection.

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  • The tongue is bifid at the tip in a few genera; usually it is pointed and varies greatly in length, being comparatively short in Andrena, long in the humble-bees(Bombus), and longest in Euglossa, a tropical American genus of solitary bees.

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  • Many - like the common "solitary" bees Halictus and Andrena - burrow in the ground; the holes of species of Andrena are commonly seen in springtime opening on sandy banks, grassy lawns or gravel paths.

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  • Among the solitary bees none has more remarkable nesting habits than the mason bee (Chalicodoma) represented in the south of France and described at length by Fabre.

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  • The bees hitherto described are "solitary," all the individuals being either males or unmodified females.

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  • Verhoeff has discussed the rise of the "social" from the "solitary" condition, and points, out that for the formation of an insect community three conditions are necessary - a nest large enough for a number of individuals, a close grouping of the cells, and an association between mother and daughters in the winged state.

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  • Solitary confinement has neither conquered nor appreciably diminished crime, even where it has been applied with extreme care, as in Belgium, and more recently in France, where it obtains strict and unbroken for long terms of years.

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  • Mr Crawford, whose mission to the United States has been already referred to, was in favour of solitary confinement, but he could not deny that several cases of suicide followed this isolation.

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  • Mr Crawford came back from the United States an ardent champion of the solitary system.

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  • At Millbank, with its spacious solitary cells, the rule of seclusion was more and more strictly enforced.

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  • In 1840 the first stone of Pentonville prison was laid, and after three years of considerable outlay, its cells, Sao in number, were occupied on the solitary, or more exactly the separate system - the latter being somewhat less rigorous and irksome in its restraints.

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  • In Belgium, where penal administration has received the closest attention for a number of years, the regime of cellular imprisonment has been long carried to its farthest limits, and solitary confinement ranging over ten years and in some cases much more has been strictly enforced.

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  • The time spent in these cells was not invariably the same, and as yet no authoritative decision had been made between the solitary and silent systems. The first named had been tried at Pentonville, but the period had been greatly reduced.

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  • In especial he showed clear understanding of the functions of hypothesis and verification in the investigations of the solitary worker, with his facts still in course of accumulation and needing to be lighted up by the scientific imagination.

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  • The solitary success amid the general disorder in the Empire was the expedition undertaken in 1142 by Conrad into Bohemia, where he restored his brother-in-law Ladislaus to this throne.

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  • These constitute a distinct formation, generally with a " causative " meaning; the solitary Attic specimen is riyayov.

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  • Pontano had already lost his only son by the first marriage; therefore his declining years were solitary.

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  • From 1702 to 1870, a period of nearly 170 years, no Welsh-speaking native bishop was nominated (with the solitary exception of John Wynne, consecrated to St Asaph in 1715), and it is needless to point out that this selfish and unjust policy was largely responsible for the neglect and misrule which distinguished the latter half of the 18th and the early part of the 19th centuries.

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  • In February 1680 he is described as nearly mad, no doubt from the effects of solitary confinement.

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  • They are grass-like herbs, sometimes annual, but more often persist by means of an underground stem from which spring erect solitary or clustered, generally three-sided aerial stems, with leaves in three rows.

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  • One day his landlady, who may have heard strange stories of her solitary lodger, came to him in some trouble to ask him whether he believed she could be saved in the religion she professed.

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  • There is little more to tell of his life of solitary meditation.

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  • She regularly took her place in the operation-room, to hearten the sufferers by her presence and sympathy, and at night she would make her solitary round of the wards, lamp in hand, stopping here and there to speak a kindly word to some patient.

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  • These and the lynx are now restricted to the solitary depths of the northern forests.

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  • The leaves are long and of a light bright green; the cones are solitary, oblong, conical and of a yellow tint.

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  • There are no vindictive punishments, such as a solitary confinement, penal servitude for long terms of years, &c. Seldom, indeed, is a man imprisoned more than twelve months, the rule being that there is a general jail delivery at the New Year.

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  • He wrote a chronicle of the monastery and several biographies - the life of Gerhard Groot, of Florentius Radewyn, of a Flemish lady St Louise, of Groot's original disciples; a number of tracts on the monastic life - The Monk's Alphabet, The Discipline of Cloisters, A Dialogue of Novices, The Life of the Good Monk, The Monk's Epitaph, Sermons to Novices, Sermons to Monks, The Solitary Life, On Silence, On Poverty, Humility and Patience; two tracts for young people - A Manual of Doctrine for the Young, and A Manual for Children; and books for edification - On True Compunction, The Garden of Roses, The Valley of Lilies, The Consolation of the Poor and the Sick, The Faithful Dispenser, The Soul's Soliloquy, The Hospital of the Poor.

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  • The desire which he entertained to visit India, in order to penetrate all the doctrines of the Buddhist philosophy, and to perfect the collections of Indian books which existed in China, grew irresistible, and in August 629 he started upon his solitary journey, eluding with difficulty the strict prohibition which was in force against crossing the frontier.

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  • Waders and waterfowl are far less abundant, and those occurring are nearly all migratory forms which visit the peninsula of India - the only important exception being two kinds of solitary snipe and the red-billed curlew.

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  • Eight years later (October 24th, 153 r) he attempted to recover his kingdoms, but a tempest scattered his fleet off the Norwegian coast, and on the 1st of July 1532, by the convention of Oslo, he surrendered to his rival, King Frederick, and for the next 27 years was kept in solitary confinement, first in the Blue Tower at Copenhagen and afterwards at the castle of Kabendborg.

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  • It was some time in the year 1337 that he established himself at Vaucluse and began that life of solitary study, heightened by communion with nature in her loneliest and wildest moods, which distinguished him in so remarkable a degree from the common herd of medieval scholars.

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  • Whether we regard him as a priest who published poem after poem in praise of an adored mistress, as a plebeian man of letters who conversed on equal terms with kings and princes, as a solitary dedicated to the love of nature, as an amateur diplomatist treating affairs of state with pompous eloquence in missives sent to popes and emperors, or again as a traveller eager for change of scene, ready to climb mountains for the enjoyment of broad prospects over spreading champaigns; in all these divers manifestations of his peculiar genius we trace some contrast with the manners of the, 4th century, some emphatic anticipation of the 16th.

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  • This species appears to be solitary in habits, and it is rare to meet with more than two together.

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  • Loving him, believing in his powers, passionately desiring for him a successful career, but clinging with both hands to the old forms of faith from which he floated away, this solitary, intense woman did as much as any one to form, by action and reaction, the mind and character of the young Emerson.

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  • They are solitary at each node and arranged in two rows, the lower often crowded, forming a basal tuft.

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  • The solitary Leone fountain, a spring which supplied drinking water to the west end of the town, has been dry for many years.

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  • This solitary survivor of an ancient stock is almost extinct, but a few old and presumably wild trees are recorded by travellers in parts of China.

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  • This is the solitary record of his youth; we hear nothing more till, in his twenty-ninth year, it is related that, driving to his pleasure-grounds one day, he was struck by the sight of a man utterly broken down by age, on another occasion by the sight of a man suffering from a loathsome disease, and some months after by the horrible sight of a decomposing corpse.

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  • Four solitary species have been described, viz.

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  • For the present the solitary forms may be placed in a grade, Protalcyonacea; and the colonial forms may be grouped in another grade, Synalcyon- acea.

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  • This is a small solitary Zoantharian which lives embedded in sand.

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  • In breeding-time the bird resorts to solitary island groups, like the Crozet Islands and the elevated Tristan da Cunha, where it has its nest - a natural hollow or a circle of earth roughly scraped together - on the open ground.

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  • Besides the crypts of Lieberkiihn found throughout the intestinal canal, and the glands of Brunner confined to the duodenum, there are other structures in the mucous membrane, about the nature of which there is still much uncertainty, called " solitary " and " agminated " glands, the latter more commonly known by the name of " Peyer's patches."

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  • They live in herds usually of from six to thirty, although these occasionally contain several hundreds, while solitary individuals are sometimes met.

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  • His first comedy was exhibited in 429 B.C. He composed ten plays, of which the Solitary (Movarpoxos) was exhibited in 414 along with the Birds of Aristophanes and gained the third prize.

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  • The microspores are united by means of hardened protoplasm into one or more masses, while the solitary megaspores have a more or less complicated episporium.

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  • With a solitary exception they swore and the Oath of the Tennis Court became an era in French history.

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  • There are often long intervals between the successive outbreaks, and many of the volcanoes (and this is especially true of the chains of craters) have only vented themselves in a solitary outburst.

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  • Commencing in and around the solitary glands of the large intestine in the form of exudations, these ulcers, small at first, enlarge and run into each other, till a large portion of the bowel may be implicated in the ulcerative process.

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  • One of the severest complications of the disease is abscess of the liver, usually said to be solitary, and known as tropical abscess of the liver, but probably is more frequently multiple than is usually thought.

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  • Each person took for himself all that he could; man's life was "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short."

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  • From this same solitary outpost went forth the illustrious Aidan to plant another Iona at Lindisfarne, which, " long after the poor parent brotherhood had fallen to decay, expanded itself into the bishopric of Durham."

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  • The Phoronidea (q.v.) are now associated with Hemichordata (q.v.) in the line of vertebrate ancestry, whilst the Chaetognatha (q.v.) remain in solitary isolation.

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  • Besides commenting on various physical treatises of Aristotle's, he wrote some philosophical essays, notably one on the Republic or Regime of the Solitary, understanding by that the organized system of rules, by obedience to which the individual may rise from the mere life of the senses to the perception of pure intelligible principles and may participate in the divine thought which sustains the world.

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  • These rules for the individual are but the image or reflex of the political organization of the perfect or ideal state; and the man who strives to lead this life is called the solitary, not because he withdraws from society, but because, while in it, he guides himself by reference to a higher state, an ideal society.

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  • Muntjacs are solitary animals, even two being rarely seen together.

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  • She was associated with Louisa Twining and Florence Nightingale; and in 1877-1878 raised the Turkish compassionate fund for the starving peasantry and fugitives in the Russo-Turkish War (for which she obtained the order of the Medjidieh, a solitary case of its conference on a woman).

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  • In this the axis is either elongated and ends in a solitary flower, which thus terminates the axis, and if other.

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  • From the leaves which are radical proceeds the axis ending in a solitary terminal flower f'.

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  • This secondary axis bears a leaf also, from which a tertiary floral axis a" is produced, bearing an unexpanded solitary flower f"'.

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  • The flower in this case is solitary, and the ordinary leaves become bracts by producing flower-buds in place of leaf-buds; their number, like that of the leaves of this main axis, is indefinite, varying with the vigour of the plant.

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  • Usually, however, the floral axis, arising from a more or less altered leaf or bract, instead of ending in a solitary flower, is prolonged, and bears numerous bracteoles, from which smaller peduncles are produced, and those again in their turn may be branched in a similar way.

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  • This is a solitary terminal inflorescence.

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  • But on examination it is found that there is a central flower expanding first, and from its axis two secondary axes spring bearing solitary flowers; the expansion is thus centrifugal.

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  • The female inflorescences vary considerably in organization; in some species the axis of the spike bears solitary ovules, each accompanied by a few bracts, while in others the lateral appendages are catkins, each containing from two to several ovules.

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  • Some were condemned to death, others to solitary confinement in fortresses, others to the Siberian mines and colonies.

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  • His constitution was of iron, his capacity for work prodigious; reviews and parades, receptions of deputations, visits to public institutions, then eight or nine hours in his 3 The prisoners were kept in solitary confinement in the casemates of the inner fortress of St Peter and St Paul.

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  • Other than his solitary rides on Diablo, and his ventures into the woods, she only knew of one time when he had left the place, and that was when he took her home – and he wasn't too happy about that.

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  • She seemed like a solitary person, but he wondered if she'd benefit from meeting the Natural women in the organization.

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  • Most vampires lived solitary, lonely lives.

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  • He preferred his solitary life.

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  • The graveyard was know to stand solemn, silent, dignified yet cool and gloomy on top of a solitary hill.

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  • In the unilaterally explored group, all 19 patients had a solitary adenoma.

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  • The obvious difference was that John seems to be a solitary ascetic not a member of a community.

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  • Styela gelatinosa is a nationally rare solitary ascidian (sea squirt) which has a soft pear-shaped body about 3-4 cm tall.

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  • A dead man's body is hanging by a pink feather boa from a solitary tree in a secluded part of a forest.

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  • In some species they are solitary, others in racemes or umbels, and some species have leafy bracts above the flowers.

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  • Behind the second hearse was a solitary woman walking a pit bull terrier on a lead.

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  • The only solitary cats were tom cats during their reproductive years.

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  • Lizzie warns Doreen not to get too chummy with Toni, as Bea will be out of solitary soon.

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  • This was followed by a lone, solitary, slow hand clap, with the culprit uttering the words, " Nice job Anthony.

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  • He had remained in solitary confinement in jail for a year.

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  • Brampton's solitary reply offered little consolation for the away side.

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  • It is designed to accommodate activity ranging from a large celebration to solitary contemplation.

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  • Its gray face was apparent even before I fastened my binoculars on this solitary corvid.

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  • The abbey is set on a solitary hilltop surrounded by cypresses with splendid views over the imposing outcrops of the Crete Senesi.

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  • Male zoo elephants are often kept in solitary confinement due to the greater difficulty in handling them.

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  • The solitary change is positional and involves Nick Easter moving from blindside flanker to number 8, swapping with Andre Vos.

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  • Yellow flowers solitary or in clusters, bloom in mid to late spring; often hidden by foliage.

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  • No longer content to pay a flying visit, it was the whole forenoon that he dedicated to his solitary friend.

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  • Hot summer days will find the heath grasshopper and bees on the heather blossoms, and solitary wasps mining tunnels in sandy banks.

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  • A solitary young greenfinch seemed out of of place in Brunswick Road.

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  • The evening before her departure, she went for a solitary walk, lingering amid all her old favorite haunts.

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  • Behind the second hearse was a solitary man, walking a pit bull dog on a leash.

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  • Celtic feast day of ' Brynach ', sixth century Irish man who became a solitary hermit.

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  • While scalloped hammerheads favor deeper waters and socialize in large schools, great hammerheads are solitary hunters that are equally comfortable at the surface.

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  • A solitary seagull sits on top of a concrete lamppost, the only type of structure still standing here.

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  • Keep away from solitary trees as they attract lightning.

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  • Trekking in Tanzania and Kenya The major mountain massifs of East Africa are solitary giants.

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  • In referring to Luna, Spong was speaking about another unusual instance of a solitary orca known to scientists as L98.

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  • Each solitary flower of 2.5 to 3cm in diameter is produced on a very short pedicel with a number of pale brown papery scales.

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  • A solitary woman who lives her life through the letters she writes, she becomes a recluse.

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  • The Little Egret foraged in the shallow pools between the mussel beds with a solitary redshank.

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  • Joan lets Lou in to see Reb in solitary to exact revenge for the attack on Joyce.

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  • Mykines is a tiny solitary retreat, unless you are a migrating seabird!

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  • Afterward he ventured out upon the little hanging gallery with the solitary sentinel.

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  • There was one solitary man rowing a little skiff across a lake.

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  • Interesting for a man wedded to cycling and long distance walking, who claims to be an essentially solitary person.

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  • Ros talks to Pat in another cell in solitary through the toilet bowl to try to find out why she is in solitary.

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  • They are usually solitary, only coming together to mate.

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  • Writing can be a lonely task and it is one of the few jobs in the industry that is a fairly solitary activity.

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  • He formed a lair somewhere in the forest, and became solitary.

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  • I think I have one friend of my own, but am not sure; and till I _am_ sure, I live solitary.

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  • Equally, the device of raining down trash seems too solitary a gesture to convey an overall sense of chaos.

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  • The plant usually remains solitary in habitat, but will clump slowly in cultivation.

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  • She was arrested and had to undergo solitary confinement.

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  • Social creatures who live in family groups in Brazil's forests, they suffer solitary confinement.

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  • The ` new system ', however consisted of minimizing the contact of fellow prisoners so that they lived in virtual solitary confinement.

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  • Sperm whale off North Grampian coast A solitary sperm whale off North Grampian coast A solitary sperm whale was seen off Kinnaird Head, Fraserburgh on the afternoon of 29th August.

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  • As a written example of storytelling, the reader would not meet the storyteller and would read the story as a solitary piece.

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  • In solitary confinement for nine years, he practiced Buddhism primarily by practicing sati (mindfulness) and reciting sutras in Pali.

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  • Why create the enormity of the universe merely to have a single solitary planet briefly inhabited by cringing sycophants?

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  • The vast quantity of it on the internet attests to an unholy symmetry between click-and-point and the solitary, masturbatory act itself.

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  • She was a solitary little tomboy, living in her own world and talking out loud to herself.

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  • One minute I was lost in solitary thoughts, the next I was in a world transfigured by collective energy.

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  • Occasionally recorded in the county, this is a small black solitary wasp nesting in dead wood in sunny situations.

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  • I practice as a solitary witch, tho I have the greatest respect for covens and formal magical practitioners.

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  • You see huge wrasse, and my buddy once saw a solitary dolphin on the wreck.

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  • All such solitary bulls, as their colloquial name indicates, are of a spiteful disposition; and it appears that with the majority the inducement to live apart is due to their partiality for cultivated crops, into which the more timid females are afraid to venture.

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  • These treatises were probably composed before Napier had invented the logarithms or any of the apparatuses described in the Rabdologia; for they contain no allusion to the principle of logarithms, even where we should expect to find such a reference, and the one solitary sentence where the Rabdologia is mentioned ("sive omnium facillime per ossa Rhabdologiae nostrae") was probably added afterwards.

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  • The power of fixing atmospheric nitrogen by the higher plants seems to be confined to this solitary group, though it has been stated by various observers with more or less emphasis that it is shared by others.

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  • Perhaps his impressions were too gloomy; his whole enthusiasm had been for the Corsicans, who still maintained an unequal struggle against the French; he deeply resented his father's espousal of the French cause; and dislike of the conquerors of his native island made him morose and solitary.

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  • In habits the fox is to a great extent solitary, and its home is usually a burrow, which may be excavated by its own labour, but is more often the usurped or deserted tenement of a badger or a rabbit.

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  • The hardships of his early years drove him to introspection and to solitary communion with nature, and thus favoured a more than proportionate development of the sentimental and poetic side of his mind.

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  • The sublime and solitary figure of Elijah, whom we are apt to take as the typical figure of a prophet in the old kingdom, has little in common with the picture even of the true prophet which we derive from I Kings xxii.; and when his history is carefully and critically read it is found to give no reason to think that he stood in any close relation to the prophetic societies of his time.

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  • Having murdered her husband, the prince of Colchis, she was expelled by her subjects and placed by her father on the solitary island of Aeaea on the coast of Italy.

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  • We here catch a glimpse of the circumstances which were winning over good men to monasticism in the West, though the evidence of an enthusiastic votary of the solitary life, such as Severus was, is probably not free from exaggeration.

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  • What sort of space is that which separates a man from his fellows and makes him solitary?

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  • For a week I heard the circling, groping clangor of some solitary goose in the foggy mornings, seeking its companion, and still peopling the woods with the sound of a larger life than they could sustain.

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  • Reb returns from solitary and agrees to deal drugs for Marie.

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  • The Little Egret foraged in the shallow pools between the mussel beds with a solitary Redshank.

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  • As she lifted her head to the sky her solitary figure seemed to Ransom like the specter of the renascent dust.

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  • Rovers boss Hughes opted for a solitary striker in the shape of Craig Bellamy, who netted in the league clash last month.

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  • Mykines is a tiny solitary retreat, unless you are a migrating seabird !

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  • He viewed the solitary wave as a self-sufficient dynamic entity, a " thing " displaying many properties of a particle.

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  • At the end of it, shimmering in the heat haze, you can see a solitary figure walking toward you.

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  • Ode to the Grave The graveyard stood solemn, silent, dignified yet cool and gloomy on top of a solitary hill.

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  • All five were kept in solitary confinement for three nights.

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  • Occasionally surgical resection of isolated solitary distant metastases (usually lung) offers the prospect of prolonged long-term survival.

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  • Jessie gets a note to Julie in solitary to tell her that Lexie is in danger.

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  • Although wild leopards are quite solitary in nature, in captivity they seem to appreciate company.

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  • Social creatures who live in family groups in Brazil 's forests, they suffer solitary confinement.

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  • He was immediately put into solitary confinement for two years.

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  • He was held in solitary confinement for five weeks in deplorable conditions.

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  • Those who therefore refused to do any work were punished with solitary confinement for long periods.

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  • Any inmate not producing the stated amount was put on a bread and water diet in solitary confinement for 12 hours.

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  • After leaving him in solitary confinement for two days, they began to torture him.

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  • That all changes in 1988, when he 's suddenly kidnaped and locked up in solitary confinement with no explanation.

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  • Sperm whale off North Grampian coast A solitary sperm whale was seen off Kinnaird Head, Fraserburgh on the afternoon of 29th August.

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  • These birds were much stockier than the solitary Redshank, which was elegantly feeding within a few meters of one of these waders.

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  • Her father had been driving along a solitary glen that wound and climbed up the purple Highland hills like a tendril of ivy.

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  • That 's why bus lanes exist - to free them from the traffic jam caused by all the solitary car drivers.

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  • We hope that they have joined with wild herds - a solitary life for a very young elephant would be treacherous in many ways.

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  • Against some trippy visuals a solitary dancefloor warrior shakes himself through out whilst the venue's cockles begin to warm up.

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  • Sure enough a solitary figure was spotted slowly trudging up the hill with his laden pony.

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  • They can be designed in numerous shapes and are good for solitary play or interaction with a human.They are traditionally shaped like mice, but there is no reason why they can't be shaped as something else.

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  • If an individual displays a distinct preference for solitary drinking, especially on a daily or frequent basis, there may be cause for concern.

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  • The doctoral candidate is expected and must spend hours in solitary study, research and writing.

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  • Hardy and deciduous, it reaches 4 to 6 inches high at its best, the stems freely furnished with glaucous ovate acutely pointed leaves, each stem terminated by a solitary salvershaped, azure-blue flower with a base of deepest violet.

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  • The solitary flowers are of a bright rose-pink, and are freely produced in June on the, arching branches of the previous seasons growth.

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  • The small heart-shaped leaves lie close to the ground, and form little tufts from which arise slender stalks, each bearing a solitary white flower, marked with delicate pink veins; flowering for many weeks.

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  • The flowers are similar to shooting stars and can be solitary or in clusters of two and three.

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  • This solitary pendant-like style is very elegant, and yet is versatile enough to be worn wth casual and dressy clothing.

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  • Solitary play begins in infancy and is common in toddlers because of their limited social, cognitive, and physical skills.

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  • Women who experience a solitary incident of endometrial tissue growth outside of the uterus are in stage one of endometriosis.

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  • Since writing is a solitary occupation, professional freelance writers often find that loneliness is the biggest downfall of their career choice.

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  • Since working from home can be maddeningly solitary, it makes sense to reach out to other writers who are experiencing the same thing.

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  • The puzzle is challenging as a solitary game, but it can also be played as a race.

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  • Although this can be a solitary activity, it is even more fun in a group.

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  • Printables come in both solitary games and multiplayer games.

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  • More and more people requiring specialty fashions and accessories are finding themselves weary of driving all over town in an attempt to locate the solitary store that carries their obscure desired item.

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  • Brave New World - Caroline's journey from human to vampire was a solitary, painful experience for the young woman.

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  • If you want to be true to its nature remember hummingbirds are largely solitary creatures.

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  • My favorite song of Steve's is "My Solitary Moan"; of mine is "Lady Snow."

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  • He demonstrates a solitary routine in a serene setting.

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  • Social withdrawal, where the child ignores or actively avoids other children to pursue solitary play.

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  • Losing weight at home can feel like a lonely, solitary endeavor.

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  • The solitary pounding of the pavement during a jog or the self-imposed isolation of standing in a corner lifting weights can get a bit tedious, especially for an extroverted person who thrives in the company of others.

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  • While some people enjoy competition, others enjoy solitary workouts to clear their heads and yet other exercisers find a group dynamic to be the best.

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  • Because of threats from Selena fans who are also inmates, she is serving her sentence in solitary confinement.

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  • Set in a time when anyone can become a 'scientist' by reading ancient tomes and solitary study, it tells the story of one Dr. Victor Frankenstein, who yearns to discover the secret of 'life'.

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  • Not duplicated because the community doesn't want to retain his independence preferring genes, Mark grows up a solitary, in a world when everyone else has a group of identical siblings.

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  • On one end of the Celtic folklore spectrum we find Solitary Fairies.

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  • At times these solitary fairies offer gifts to humans, however such gifts often come with unpredictable consequences.

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  • Jellyfish may float in the ocean solitary or in a large family of jellyfish known as a bloom.

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  • The polyp may be solitary, but more usually produces polyps by budding and forms a polyp-colony.

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  • The polyps may be solitary, or form colonies, which may be of the spreading or encrusting type, or arborescent, and then always of monopodial growth and budding.

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  • Corymorphidae (including the medusa-family Hybocodonidae).--, Trophosome solitary polyps, with two whorls of tentacles; gonosome, free medusae or gonophores.

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  • Solitary polyps are unknown in this sub-order; the colony may be creeping or arborescent in form; if the latter, the budding of the polyps, as already stated, is of the sympodial type, and either biserial, forming stems capable of further branching, or uniserial, forming pinnules not capable of further branching.

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  • The ovule is not enclosed in an ovary, and the usually solitary macrospore becomes filled with a prothallus, in the upper part of which are formed several rudimentary archegonia.

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  • Here the close and solitary confinement, and the dreary and hopeless inactivity to which he was condemned, proved a terrible punishment for the full-blooded, energetic and masterful Bothwell.

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  • And this is true not only of the dogmatic parties; solitary monks and ambitious priests, hard-headed critical exegetes,' allegorists, mystics, all found something congenial in his writings.

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  • The pistil consists of a single carpel with its ovary, style, stigma and solitary ovule or twin ovules.

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  • Subsequently he gave himself up to a life of solitary asceticism in a Bithynian monastery, and is said, probably wrongly, to have remained some time in a monastery on Mount Athos.

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  • With the exception of certain South African species, foxes differ from wolves and jackals in that they do not associate in packs, but go about in pairs or are solitary.

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  • All the municipal councils in Dalmatia (with the solitary exception of Zara, which had an Italian majority) were dissolved at an early stage in the war.

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  • In 684 at the council of Twyford in Northumberland, Ecgfrith, king of Northumbria, prevailed upon him to give up his solitary life and become a bishop. He was consecrated at York in the following year as bishop of Hexham, but afterwards he exchanged his see with Eata for that of Lindisfarne.

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  • It was usual to plant these monasteries in solitary and uncultivated places, and no other house, even of their own order, was allowed to build within a certain distance of the original establishment.

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  • Baber always calls the range Hindu Kush, and the way in which he speaks of it shows clearly that it was a range that was meant, not a solitary pass or peak (according to modern local use, as alleged by Elphinstone and Burnes).

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  • The solitary Xenopeltis is in several ways intermediate between Boidae and Ilysiidae.

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  • The commune also tried to restrict the power of the barons, who, in the 13th century especially, though we find them feudatories of the holy see from the 10th century onwards, threatened to become masters of the whole territory, which is still dotted over with the baronial castles and lofty solitary towers of the rival families of Rome - Orsini, Colonna, Savelli, Conti, Caetani - who ruthlessly destroyed the remains of earlier edifices to obtain materials for their own, and whose castles, often placed upon the high roads, thus following a strategic line to a stronghold in the country, did not contribute to the undisturbed security of traffic upon them, but rather led to their abandonment.

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  • Both in methods and in results, however, he occupied an almost solitary position among German theologians.

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  • They seem as solitary, and the letter in which they are printed as rare and curious, as ever.

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  • All along the sides of the road fallen horses were to be seen, some flayed, some not, and broken-down carts beside which solitary soldiers sat waiting for something, and again soldiers straggling from their companies, crowds of whom set off to the neighboring villages, or returned from them dragging sheep, fowls, hay, and bulging sacks.

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  • Suddenly he burst out into a fit of his broad, good-natured laughter, so loud that men from various sides turned with surprise to see what this strange and evidently solitary laughter could mean.

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  • Devastated by his wife's death, John lived a hermetic life in his solitary cabin in the woods.

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  • Joining a club often gives a solitary cross stitcher the chance to learn about working on various types of fabrics, using different types of threads and seeing firsthand different cross stitch techniques.

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  • Notwithstanding the construction of new prisons and the transformation of old ones, the number of cells for solitary confinement is still insufficient for a complete application of the penal system established by the code of 1890, and the moral effect of the association of the prisoners is not good, though the system of solitary confinement as practised in Italy is little better.

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  • China has 66 species of Quercus, 35 of Vitis, 2 of Aesculus, 42 of Acer, 33 Magnoliaceae (including two species of Liriodendron), 12 Anonaceae, 71 Ternstroemiaceae (including the tea-plant), and 4 of Clethra, which has a solitary western representative in Madeira.

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  • At the same instant the sun came fully out from behind the clouds, and the clear sound of the solitary shot and the brilliance of the bright sunshine merged in a single joyous and spirited impression.

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  • The really diligent student in one of the crowded hives of Cambridge College is as solitary as a dervish in the desert.

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  • Perhaps I shall hear a solitary loon laugh as he dives and plumes himself, or shall see a lonely fisher in his boat, like a floating leaf, beholding his form reflected in the waves, where lately a hundred men securely labored.

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  • Together with that sound came a solitary human cry from the gateway and amid the smoke appeared the figure of a bareheaded man in a peasant's coat.

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  • The genus Myriothela is a solitary polyp with scattered capitate tentacles, producing sporosacs.

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  • Pavilliard a " handsome share in his reconversion," though he maintains, and no doubt rightly, that it was principally due "to his own solitary reflections."

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  • Further, while among wasps and bees we find some solitary and some social genera, the ants as a family are social, though some FIG.

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  • Their founder was Johann Conrad Beissel (1690-1768), a native of Eberbach and one of the first emigrants, who, after living as a hermit for several years on Mill Creek, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, founded the sect (1725), then again lived as a hermit in a cave (formerly occupied by another hermit, one Elimelech) on the Cocalico Creek in Pennsylvania, and in 1732-1735 established a semi-monastic community (the "Order of the Solitary") with a convent (the "Sister House") and a monastery (the "Brother House") at Ephrata, in what is now Lancaster county, about 55 m.

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  • It is almost invariably square; the only examples of round campanili in this part of Italy are to be found at Ravenna and at Caorle to the east of Venice; while inside Venice itself the solitary exception to the square plan was the campanile of San Paternian, built in 999 and now demolished, which was a hexagon.

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  • In the northern temperate zone we find forests of a single species, others of three or four species; in this great tropical forest the habit of growth is solitary and an acre of ground will contain hundreds of species - palms, myrtles, acacias, mimosas, cecropias, euphorbias, malvaceas, laurels, cedrellas, bignonias, bombaceas, apocyneas, malpigias, lecythises, swartzias, &c. The vegetation of the lower river-margins, which are periodically flooded, differs in some particulars from that of the higher ground, and the same variation is to be found between the forests of the upper and lower Amazon, and between the Amazon and its principal tributaries.

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