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Lone vs. Alone

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Loneadjective

Solitary; having no companion.

‘a lone traveler or watcher’;

Aloneadjective

By oneself, solitary.

‘I can't ask for help because I am alone.’;

Loneadjective

Isolated or lonely; lacking companionship.

Aloneadjective

Apart from, or exclusive of, others.

‘Jones alone could do it.’;

Loneadjective

Sole; being the only one of a type.

Aloneadjective

Considered separately.

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Loneadjective

Situated by itself or by oneself, with no neighbours.

‘a lone house;’; ‘a lone isle’;

Aloneadjective

Without equal.

Loneadjective

(archaic) Unfrequented by human beings; solitary.

Aloneadjective

(obsolete) Unique; rare; matchless.

Loneadjective

(archaic) Single; unmarried, or in widowhood.

Aloneadverb

By oneself; apart from, or exclusive of, others; solo.

‘She walked home alone.’;

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Lonenoun

A lane. See Loanin.

Aloneadverb

Without outside help.

‘The job was too hard for me to do alone.’;

Loneadjective

Being without a companion; being by one's self; also, sad from lack of companionship; lonely; as, a lone traveler or watcher.

‘When I have on those pathless wilds a appeared,And the lone wanderer with my presence cheered.’;

Aloneadverb

Exclusively.

‘The responsibility is theirs alone.’;

Loneadjective

Single; unmarried, or in widowhood.

‘Queen Elizabeth being a lone woman.’; ‘A hundred mark is a long one for a poor lone woman to bear.’;

Aloneadjective

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.’; ‘It is not good that the man should be alone.’;

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Loneadjective

Being apart from other things of the kind; being by itself; also, apart from human dwellings and resort; as, a lone house.

‘By a lone well a lonelier column rears.’;

Aloneadjective

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.’; ‘The citizens alone should be at the expense.’;

Loneadjective

Unfrequented by human beings; solitary.

‘Thus vanish scepters, coronets, and balls,And leave you on lone woods, or empty walls.’;

Aloneadjective

Sole; only; exclusive.

‘God, by whose alone power and conversation we all live, and move, and have our being.’;

Loneadjective

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’;

Aloneadjective

Hence; Unique; rare; matchless.

Loneadjective

characterized by or preferring solitude in mode of life;

‘the eremitic element in the life of a religious colony’; ‘a lone wolf’; ‘a man of a solitary disposition’;

Aloneadverb

Solely; simply; exclusively.

Loneadjective

being the only one; single and isolated from others;

‘the lone doctor in the entire county’; ‘a lonesome pine’; ‘an only child’; ‘the sole heir’; ‘the sole example’; ‘a solitary instance of cowardice’; ‘a solitary speck in the sky’;

Aloneadjective

isolated from others;

‘could be alone in a crowded room’; ‘was alone with her thoughts’; ‘I want to be alone’;

Aloneadjective

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’;

Aloneadjective

exclusive of anyone or anything else;

‘she alone believed him’; ‘cannot live by bread alone’; ‘I'll have this car and this car only’;

Aloneadjective

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’;

Aloneadverb

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’;

Aloneadverb

without anybody else;

‘the child stayed home alone’; ‘he flew solo’;

Aloneadjective

having no one else present; on one's own

‘she was alone that evening’; ‘he lives alone’;

Aloneadjective

without others' help or participation; single-handed

‘they were not alone in dissenting from the advice’; ‘team members are more effective than individuals working alone’;

Aloneadjective

isolated and lonely

‘she was terribly alone and exposed’;

Aloneadjective

indicating that something is confined to the specified subject or recipient

‘he is answerable to Parliament alone’; ‘it was a smile for him alone’;

Aloneadjective

used to emphasize that only one factor out of several is being considered and that the whole is greater or more extreme

‘there were fifteen churches in the town centre alone’;

Aloneadverb

having no one else present; on one's own

‘he lives alone’; ‘she was alone that evening’;

Aloneadverb

indicating that something is confined to the specified subject or recipient

‘he is answerable to Parliament alone’; ‘it was a smile for him alone’;

Aloneadverb

Aloneadverb

without others' help or participation; single-handed

‘team members are more effective than individuals working alone’; ‘they were not alone in dissenting from the advice’;

Aloneadverb

isolated and lonely

‘she was terribly alone and exposed’;

Aloneadverb

Aloneadverb

used to emphasize that only one factor out of several is being considered and that the whole is greater or more extreme

‘there were fifteen churches in the town centre alone’;

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