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adjective     solitary pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    tending to spend a lot of time alone

    a largely solitary bird

    1. a.
      in a place or situation where there are no other people

      the solitary inhabitant of the island

      A solitary police officer stood at the gate.

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    2. b.
      done or experienced by someone who is alone
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  2. 2
    [always in negatives] used for emphasizing that there is not even one person or thing

    He didn’t say a single solitary word to me all evening.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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