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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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If we eat solitarily in front of the TV, we are not paying attention to what we are doing; we are not really tasting or enjoying food."
Unlike their tinier relatives, the honeybees, giant bees do not dwell in sophisticated hives; rather, these bees live solitarily in overtaken termite nests complete with intricate tunnels.
Though primary SCTC may coexist with papillary and anaplastic thyroid cancer, pure SCTC, occurring solitarily without other tumors, is extremely rare.
We analysed a large cohort of children with CNLDO and with wide range of age groups and were treated with sac massage, probing and external DCR either solitarily or sequentially.
(2) FNAB is a minimally invasive procedure that has high diagnostic performance but may be avoided if elastographic data are used in cases with solitarily low-yield ultrasonographic findings, such as LOFH.
DCs usually occur solitarily in most instances, and bilateral occurrence is an extremely rare finding.
Characteristic Case number (%) Age (years) Median (30.2) 14 (100) Range (18-51) Sex Female 3 (21.4) Male 10 (71.4) Location Solitarily in the pancreas 11 (78.5) Liver 1 (7.1) Kidney 1 (7.1) Liver and left kidney 1 (7.1) Location in the pancreas Head 4 (28.5) Body 1 (7.1) Tail 4 (28.5) Body + tail 3 (21.4) Size (cm) Median (7.5) 7 (50) Range (3.5-17) Lab investigations Total bilirubin (mg/l) Median (3.04) 3 (21.4) Range (0.4-5.9) Direct bilirubin (mg/l) Median (1.34) 2 (14.2) Range (0.3-3) Positive hydatid serology (ELISA) 4 (28.5) White blood cells (WBCs)/[mm.sup.3] Median (17,943) 7 (50) Range (11,800-24,500) Amylase (U/L) Median (1718) 8 (57.1) Range (400-4985) Final diagnosis Preoperative 4 (28.5) Intraoperative 4 (28.5) Table 2: Literature review of hydatid acute pancreatitis cases.
Chairman KC-EU expressed solitarily with the oppressed people of the world and asked all nations of the world say 'No to Hatred and Extremism'.
Ang was then solitarily confined in a small cell while Espinoza was handcuffed inside a room.