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solitary

1. (of animals) not living in organized colonies or large groups
2. (of flowers) growing singly
3. Informal short for solitary confinement
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They are locally abundant during the summer, nest solitarily, and probably disperse offshore over the continental shelf in winter.
For an observable the mentioned possibility should be independent of the fact that it is measured solitarily or simultaneously with other observables.
Taking the above suggestions into account, then, a reasonable assumption would be that extended chains of variable functional play performed solitarily would emerge through the acquisition of interactive functional play.
Although in a different context he recognizes quasi-philosophically that sometimes one has to do things when awfully hungry that one would not want to do as a steady thing (Twain [1982a]: 170), he nevertheless fails to appreciate any element of Hobson's choice about Jim's solitarily induced natural meager diet (berries and such), and disdainfully, prejudicially, calls it "rubbage" (51-52).
At each scan sampling, we recorded how many young were found in mother-offspring groups, sibling groups, or solitarily.
The actuary's honorary secretary showed her extraordinarily literary superiority by working literally solitarily in the library particularly regularly during February.
Rarely are mathematical processes solitarily involved (Geary, 1993).
Female white-nosed coati disperse and live solitarily when giving birth and during the first few weeks of growth.
When offspring are produced, we will allow some to remain in the containers with their mothers and we will rear some spiderlings solitarily.
The resin gives the work a remoteness, like covetable consumer goods shrink-wrapped or displayed solitarily in a vitrine.
THIS ancient monument of huge stones solitarily standing on the Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England has captured imaginations for centuries.