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 alonenessisolation, loneliness, solitude, withdrawal, solitariness, lonesomeness, loneness
Examples from the Web for aloneness
Contemporary Examples of aloneness
But the feeling of aloneness, of isolation, never goes away.Charles Frazier in the Fast Lane
October 14, 2011
Historical Examples of aloneness
It was a habit of his years of aloneness, this talking to a creature that could make no answer.The Country Beyond
James Oliver Curwood
But I have need of all my peculiar genius to show you my individuality—my aloneness.
It was that I felt my aloneness, my foreignness to all things.
He retreated into his aloneness until there was nothing but himself.Ye of Little Faith
Roger Phillips Graham
Terrible is aloneness with the judge and avenger of one's own law.Thus Spake Zarathustra
adjective, adverb (postpositive)
Word Origin for alone
see go it alone; leave someone alone; leave well enough alone; let alone.