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alone    : [əl'on]
Alone \A*lone"\, a. [All one. OE. al one all allone, AS. [=a]n
one, alone. See {All}, {One}, {Lone}.]
1. Quite by one's self; apart from, or exclusive of, others;
single; solitary; -- applied to a person or thing.
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Alone on a wide, wide sea. --Coleridge.
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It is not good that the man should be alone. --Gen.
ii. 18.
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2. Of or by itself; by themselves; without any thing more or
any one else; without a sharer; only.
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Man shall not live by bread alone. --Luke iv. 4.
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The citizens alone should be at the expense.
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3. Sole; only; exclusive. [R.]
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God, by whose alone power and conversation we all
live, and move, and have our being. --Bentley.
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4. Hence; Unique; rare; matchless. --Shak.
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Note: The adjective alone commonly follows its noun.
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{To let alone} or {To leave alone}, to abstain from
interfering with or molesting; to suffer to remain in its
present state.
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Alone \A*lone"\, adv.
Solely; simply; exclusively.
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adv 1: without any others being included or involved; "was
entirely to blame"; "a school devoted entirely to the
needs of problem children"; "he works for Mr. Smith
exclusively"; "did it solely for money"; "the burden of
proof rests on the prosecution alone"; "a privilege
granted only to him" [synonym: {entirely}, {exclusively},
{solely}, {alone}, {only}]
2: without anybody else or anything else; "the child stayed home
alone"; "the pillar stood alone, supporting nothing"; "he
flew solo" [synonym: {alone}, {solo}, {unaccompanied}]
adj 1: isolated from others; "could be alone in a crowded room";
"was alone with her thoughts"; "I want to be alone"
2: lacking companions or companionship; "he was alone when we
met him"; "she is alone much of the time"; "the lone skier on
the mountain"; "a lonely fisherman stood on a tuft of
gravel"; "a lonely soul"; "a solitary traveler" [synonym:
{alone(p)}, {lone(a)}, {lonely(a)}, {solitary}]
3: exclusive of anyone or anything else; "she alone believed
him"; "cannot live by bread alone"; "I'll have this car and
this car only" [synonym: {alone(p)}, {only}]
4: radically distinctive and without equal; "he is alone in the
field of microbiology"; "this theory is altogether alone in
its penetration of the problem"; "Bach was unique in his
handling of counterpoint"; "craftsmen whose skill is
unequaled"; "unparalleled athletic ability"; "a breakdown of
law unparalleled in our history" [synonym: {alone(p)}, {unique},
{unequaled}, {unequalled}, {unparalleled}]

95 Moby Thesaurus words for "alone":
abandoned, absolute, alienated, all alone, aloof, apart, azygous,
barely, but, by itself, celibate, companionless, deserted,
desolate, detached, entirely, excellent, exclusively,
first and last, friendless, good, homeless, impair, in solitude,
in the singular, incomparable, independently, individually,
inimitable, insular, isolate, isolated, just, kithless, lone,
lonely, lonesome, matchless, merely, odd, once, one and only,
one by one, only, only-begotten, out-of-the-way, particularly,
peerless, per se, plainly, private, purely, remote, removed,
retired, rootless, secluded, second to none, separate, separated,
separately, severally, simply, simply and solely, single-handed,
single-handedly, singly, singular, singularly, sole, solely,
solitary, solo, superior, unabetted, unaccompanied, unaided,
unassisted, unattended, unequaled, unescorted, unexampled,
unexcelled, unique, unmatched, unpaired, unparalleled,
unrepeatable, unrepeated, unrivaled, unseconded, unsupported,
unsurpassed, withdrawn, without equal

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