Soliloquies
Soliloquy So*lil"o*quy, n.; pl. {Soliloquies}. [L. soliloquium; solus alone + loqui to speak. See {Sole} ly, and {Loquacious}.] 1. The act of talking to one's self; a discourse made by one in solitude to one's self; monologue. [1913 Webster]

Lovers are always allowed the comfort of soliloquy. --Spectator. [1913 Webster]

2. A written composition, reciting what it is supposed a person says to himself. [1913 Webster]

The whole poem is a soliloquy. --Prior. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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