solitude

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Having been instructed in the use of the indefinite pronoun "one" as giving a refined and elegant touch to literary efforts, Rebecca painstakingly rewrote her composition on solitude, giving it all the benefit of Miss Dearborn's suggestion.
Now this solitude was peopled with his thoughts, the night lighted up by his illusions, and the silence animated by his anticipations.
Its solitude, in the depths of woods, was what, more than all, had pleased them.
Thus, in spite of his solitude, or in consequence of his solitude, his life was exceedingly full.
I have never felt lonesome, or in the least oppressed by a sense of solitude, but once, and that was a few weeks after I came to the woods, when, for an hour, I doubted if the near neighborhood of man was not essential to a serene and healthy life.
He knows well how necessary solitude is to me if once I take the brush between my fingers - solitude natural and entire, I mean.
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.