[ UK /ɐlˈə‍ʊn/ ]
[ US /əˈɫoʊn/ ]
  1. isolated from others
    I want to be alone
    could be alone in a crowded room
    was alone with her thoughts
  2. exclusive of anyone or anything else
    I'll have this car and this car only
    she alone believed him
    cannot live by bread alone
  3. radically distinctive and without equal
    a breakdown of law unparalleled in our history
    unparalleled athletic ability
    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
  4. lacking companions or companionship
    a lonely soul
    the lone skier on the mountain
    a solitary traveler
    a lonely fisherman stood on a tuft of gravel
    he was alone when we met him
    she is alone much of the time
  1. without any others being included or involved
    the burden of proof rests on the prosecution alone
    he works for Mr. Smith exclusively
    a privilege granted only to him
    a school devoted entirely to the needs of problem children
    was entirely to blame
    did it solely for money
  2. without anybody else or anything else
    the pillar stood alone, supporting nothing
    he flew solo
    the child stayed home alone
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How To Use alone In A Sentence

  • I'm just a little bit caught in the middle. Life is a maze and love is a riddle, I don't know where to go, can't do it alone.
  • It's not because I'm worried about what they might think, or anything ridiculous like that, it's because in a lot of cases this material was intended for me alone - either through an oral tradition or as a gnostic revelation from the spirits.
  • In the toad and in the dog, adrenalectomy diminishes but does not suppress the diabetogenic effect of the anterior lobe extract, which can be obtained in adrenalectomized dogs, in which the pancreas has been surgically reduced, and which are kept alive by treatment with desoxycorticosterone and salt or even with sodium chloride alone. Bernardo Houssay - Nobel Lecture
  • But the motive behind her achievement was not self-interest alone, nor the desire to carry aloft the banner of feminism.
  • I even dragged my acrophobic mother up mountains in the Auvergne, only to leave her quivering halfway up while I persevered alone to the top.
  • He shouldn't be courting her let alone possibly wanting to marry her.
  • If you're not just in love but willing to go through the highs and lows because of that love, then I want people to know they're not alone.
  • The top tier is him and him alone. Times, Sunday Times
  • He is there if needed, based on form and fitness alone. Times, Sunday Times
  • We don't easily imagine anymore a naive, unsophisticated 14-year-old without the resources or experience to go it alone or see a way out of current circumstances.
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