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solitary wasp

A type of wasp that does not live in a social colony. My sister is an entomologist currently studying the behavior of solitary wasps.
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tread a/the (type of) path

To choose a particular kind of lifestyle that one commits to. My brother's always treaded a solitary path, no matter how much we reach out to him. You'll be treading a tough path if you decide to drop out of college now.
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tread a difficult, solitary, etc. ˈpath

choose and follow a particular way of life, way of doing something, etc: A restaurant has to tread the tricky path between maintaining quality and keeping prices down.
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Lymphomas and metastatic tumour can also occur in solitary thyroid nodules, but less frequently.
The man was put in solitary at HMP Grampian in Peterhead in October 2014 and was only released into the general prison population at the start of this year.
6) He also began speaking out publicly about his experience as a teen at Rikers and in solitary, catching the attention of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, and celebrities like Jay Z and Rosie O'Donnell.
The backdrop of that election--and the dramatic social changes subsequently unfurled by a Republican-dominated legislature and a president issuing a new rash of confusing and dismaying executive orders (on policing, immigration, and climate change, for instance) on every day after his January 20, 2017 confirmation--has shaped and reshaped the way I have thought and talked about the findings I describe in 23/7 concerning long-term solitary confinement.
A case in point, sending the striking detainees Bilal Ajarmeh and Haitham Hamdan form Ashkelon prison to the solitary confinement of Eshil prison, as well as transferring Naser Abu-hmaid, Anas Jaradat and Muhammad Khaldi from the solitary confinement of Ayalon to the solitary confinement of Nitzan.
He reveals the history of solitary confinement in the US, describes the rise of the supermax penitentiary, and explains the Supreme CourtAEs decisions on solitary confinement and the prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment.
One woman stated she had been placed in solitary confinement for possessing a book containing pictures and envelopes.
RAMALLAH, November 12, 2016 (WAFA) - Three Palestinian brothers have been on hunger strike for 10 days to protest being held in solitary confinement in an Israeli prison, the Detainees Affairs Commission said in a press release on Saturday.
Moshagheb began his strike a few days ago, after seven months of being held in solitary confinement and being prevented from receiving visits by family or friends.
Weil co-authored a special report titled: Seeing into Solitary: A Review of the Laws and Policies of Certain Nations Regarding Solitary Confinement of Detainees, a significant study of the laws, policies, and practices of solitary confinement in 35 jurisdictions around the world.
Dhu-AlHijjah 21, 1437, September 22, 2016, SPA -- A Pennsylvania inmate who has won a court order freeing him from solitary after 36 years told his lawyer Wednesday he looks forward to simply being with others in the prison yard and taking classes beyond his third-grade education.
Synopsis: The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture has denounced the use of solitary confinement beyond fifteen days as a form of cruel and degrading treatment that often rises to the level of torture.
12), which details how three solitary white dwarfs unaffiliated with any galaxy produced Type la supernovae.
US President Barack Obama sent a powerful message last week when he barred federal prisons from holding juveniles in solitary confinement and ordered the Bureau of Prisons to undertake sweeping changes in how solitary is used throughout the federal system.