adjective (used predicatively)
- to allow (someone) to be by himself or herself: Leave him alone—he wants to rest.
- to refrain from annoying or interfering with: The youngsters wouldn't leave the dog alone, and he finally turned on them.
- to refrain from annoying or interfering with.
- not to mention: He was too tired to walk, let alone run.
Origin of alone
Synonyms for alone
Antonyms for alone
Related Words for aloneonly, unattended, solely, unaccompanied, solo, abandoned, deserted, desolate, detached, forlorn, forsaken, friendless, hermit, individual, isolated, lone, lonely, lonesome, single, sole
Examples from the Web for alone
Contemporary Examples of alone
By contrast, John McCain, the eventual GOP nominee, had raised approximately $12.7 million in the first quarter of 2007 alone.Can Huckabee Convert the GOP’s Moneymen?
January 4, 2015
Women and children are disproportionately victims, but they are not alone.ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Growing Role of Human Trafficking in 21st Century Terrorism
Louise I. Shelley
December 26, 2014
It happened and it was a group of maybe 200 in a movement that has drawn tens of thousands in New York alone.The Monsters Who Screamed for Dead Cops
December 23, 2014
But the Chinese have shown little interest, of late, in corralling its own hackers—let alone those from another country.Obama Could Hit China to Punish North Korea
Shane Harris, Tim Mak
December 20, 2014
The other person for whom a path to the nomination, let alone a candidacy, seems much less likely is Mitt Romney.How A Jeb Bush Candidacy Would Hurt Chris Christie And Shake Up The 2016 GOP Field
December 16, 2014
Historical Examples of alone
When he came out ten minutes later Uncle Peter was waiting for him alone.
Mauburn had gone to his room to be alone with this bitter news.
The losses in New York City alone were said to be fifty millions.
He assented--and being thus, in a manner, ordered up--went it alone.
He's too honest entirely to stale the value of a pin, let alone a carpetbag.Brave and Bold
adjective, adverb (postpositive)
Word Origin for alone
see go it alone; leave someone alone; leave well enough alone; let alone.