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tending to spend a lot of time alone
someone who is retiring tends to avoid social activities because they are shy
very quiet and preferring not to talk to other people
not interested in meeting other people, or not enjoying friendly relationships with them
not needing the help or friendship of other people
to stay alone or with your family rather than spending time with other people
not interested in meeting anyone outside your own group or country, or not interested in learning new ideas or ways of doing things
living alone and avoiding other people
choosing to stay at home instead of going to places to meet friends or do interesting things
used for saying that two people, especially people having a romantic relationship, would prefer to be alone rather than with other people
used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …
said in a way that is intended to make someone feel stupid or bad
the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives
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