An example of solitary is a person living in a large house alone.
An example of solitary is one bird flying in the sky.
A solitary traveler.
A solitary place.
A solitary evening; solitary pursuits such as reading and sewing.
A solitary instance of cowardice.
Solitary wasps; solitary sparrows.
A solitary example.
A solitary retreat.
Origin of solitary
- Middle English from Old French solitaire from Latin sōlitārius from sōlitās solitude from sōlus alone s(w)e- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition