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Dictionary Information: Definition Alone
Thesaurus: Loneliness
Description and Meaning: Loneliness

  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. "Alone on a wide, wide sea." Coleridge. "It is not good that the man should be alone." Gen. ii. 18.
2. Of or by itself; by themselves; without any thing more or any one else; without a sharer; only. "Man shall not live by bread alone." Luke iv. 4. "The citizens alone should be at the expense." Franklin.
3. Sole; only; exclusive. [R.] "God, by whose alone power and conversation we all live, and move, and have our being." Bentley.
4. Hence; Unique; rare; matchless. Shak.
^ The adjective alone commonly follows its noun.

-- To let or leave alone, to abstain from interfering with or molesting; to suffer to remain in its present state.
Alone (A*lone"), adv.

Solely; simply; exclusively.

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