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The soliloquy and aside are evidently not so frequent in New Comedy.

The soliloquy, too, is startlingly characteristic of Hamlet.

Is not this the same soul which also in a soliloquy questions fate?

In a soliloquy he declares himself the implacable enemy of Cuzco and the Inca.

His soliloquy was cut short by the appearance of Jameson and his friend.

His soliloquy was here interrupted by the approach of his wife, bearing a valise.

The confession was a soliloquy, I think; not addressed to me at all.

They entered as solemnly as if each was alone and about to recite Hamlet's soliloquy.

His soliloquy was brought to an end by the appearance of a bell boy bearing a telegram.

Marah dropped on her knees and finished her soliloquy with prayer.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from Late Latin soliloquium "a talking to oneself," from Latin solus "alone" (see sole (adj.)) + loqui "speak" (see locution). Also used in translation of Latin "Liber Soliloquiorum," a treatise by Augustine, who is said to have coined the word, on analogy of Greek monologia (see monologue). Related: Soliloquent.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SOLILOQUY

interior monologue

nounexpression of character's thoughts
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