affords one solitude

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Pavel Pin

Senior Member
Jim Byre narrated these words, when Chuck Barris was enter into the bar:

Helsinki is wonderful this time of year. Especially the snow. It affords one solitude even in a city full of people.

What is the meaning of "one"?

Source: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 2002
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    It's one as a personal pronoun, standing in for people in general.

    Helsinki affords one solitude = Helsinki offers people solitude
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