separate, apart, or isolated from others: I want to be alone.
to the exclusion of all others or all else: One cannot live by bread alone.
Idioms about alone
- a·lone·ness, noun
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How to use alone in a sentence
Genetics alone does not an eating disorder make, generally speaking, and Bulik points out that environment still plays a role.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models | Carrie Arnold | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
I watch every episode alone on my couch and I just sit there and laugh, and laugh.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness | Marlow Stern | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
By contrast, John McCain, the eventual GOP nominee, had raised approximately $12.7 million in the first quarter of 2007 alone.
Nor should we ever assume that weather alone, however extreme, should be fatal to a commercial flight.
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Ten minutes later, veiled and cloaked, she stepped out alone into the garden.Hilda Lessways | Arnold Bennett
The two women had no intention of bathing; they had just strolled down to the beach for a walk and to be alone and near the water.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
When we were mounted Mac leaned over and muttered an admonitory word for Piegan's ear alone.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
If Mac had been alone he would have made the post by sundown, for the Mounted Police rode picked horses, the best money could buy.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
alone Orlean lay trying vainly to forget something—something that stood like a spectre before her eyes.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
British Dictionary definitions for alone
apart from another or others; solitary
without anyone or anything else: one man alone could lift it
without equal; unique: he stands alone in the field of microbiology
to the exclusion of others; only: she alone believed him
leave alone, leave be, let alone or let be to refrain from annoying or interfering with
leave well alone, leave well enough alone, let well alone or let well enough alone to refrain from interfering with something that is satisfactory
let alone much less; not to mention: he can't afford beer, let alone whisky
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Other Idioms and Phrases with alone
see go it alone; leave someone alone; leave well enough alone; let alone.
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