being alone; without company or accompaniment; solitary; unaccompanied: a lone traveler.
standing by itself or apart; isolated: a lone house in the valley.
- loneness, noun
- loan, lone
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How to use lone in a sentence
In the Terrapins’ dreadful performance Friday at Penn State, Ayala was the lone bright spot.Eric Ayala bounced back from a rough game. Now he needs his teammates to join him. | Emily Giambalvo | February 7, 2021 | Washington Post
Last week, the full Senate also voted to strip Chase of her lone committee assignment.Virginia senator who called U.S. Capitol rioters ‘patriots’ is censured | Gregory S. Schneider | January 27, 2021 | Washington Post
Canadian Tire jumped in to sponsor the lone NWHL club in Canada this month, and the team has also attracted Cleveland Clinic Canada.
Beal would have been the lone full-time starter available Friday.Wizards return to practice with just eight eligible players — and have another game postponed | Ava Wallace | January 21, 2021 | Washington Post
As they wound their way through the halls, one group found themselves face-to-face with a lone police officer.Inside the Capitol: A Photographer’s View of American Exceptionalism Under Siege | Abigail Abrams | January 8, 2021 | Time
“During this trip, I did as a lone wolf, I risked a lot,” he said.
Bratton was not ready to say that Brinsley was acting as part of a group or as anything but a lone monster.
They double down on the plot device of a lone visionary opposed by conventional hierarchies.
His lone stable was a girl from Newport News, Virginia, who had already escaped one nightmare.
The incident still might have sparked trouble because that lone bullet proved fatal for a man who was black.
"Oh, well, it's easy to lose track of a lone man in a country as big as this," he returned suavely.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
I wonder if that square-jawed devil has got a glimpse of us and is trying a lone-handed stalk himself?Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
The lone pine on the stone cap of Gander Knob waved its farewell, and we clattered down the long slope into the great world.The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
That he would camp near lone Jack on the evening of the fifteenth, and wanted Thompson to join him thar.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
He was almost certain that he saw a black silk cape whipping out from the shoulders of the lone man in the car.
British Dictionary definitions for lone
single or isolated: a lone house
a literary word for lonely
unmarried or widowed
- loneness, noun
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