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So I take it there's been something doin' in the solitaire and wilt-thou line.

I might have known better, too; spillin' all that dope about the solitaire.

She played the game alone with a little assistance from Emma—a game of solitaire.

It is a game of chess, and not of solitaire, nor even of checkers.

Of all the birds on the Rockies, the one most marvelously eloquent is the solitaire.

In the solitaire's song one feels all the freshness and the promise of spring.

That sweet singer, the solitaire, is the chorister of the forest.

It was a fascinating kind of solitaire, solving the problem of what to do on rainy Sundays.

The Solitaire was confined to the island of Mascaregue or Bourbon.

Outline of Schlegel's reconstructed figure of the Solitaire, 1854.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1500, "widow;" 1716, "solitary person, recluse," from French solitaire, from Latin adjective solitarius "alone, lonely, isolated" (see solitary). Sense of "a precious stone set by itself" is from 1727. Meaning "card game played by one person" is first attested 1746.

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