Origin of lone
Examples from the Web for lone
“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.
Outside, a lone traffic policeman directs a steady stream of motorbikes.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Lone glanced back as he led the way through the gate which Swan was holding open.The Quirt|B.M. Bower
No doubt of it, and, so help me, that Messerschmitt must be some kind of a lone escort come out to meet them and lead them home.Dave Dawson at Casablanca|Robert Sydney Bowen
She made signs to show that the bears were friendly, and Lone Feather sat down near the door.Blackfeet Indian Stories|George Bird Grinnell
A lone skeptic had little chance to beat back the wave of excitement created by the young Robinson's stories.A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718|Wallace Notestein
And surely to this lone pedestrian every added step must have been an added labour.Old Judge Priest|Irvin S. Cobb
British Dictionary definitions for lone
Word Origin for lone
Word Origin and History for lone
late 14c., "having no companion, solitary," shortening of alone (q.v.) by weakening of stress or else by misdivision of what is properly all one. The Lone Star in reference to "Texas" is first recorded 1843, from its flag. Lone wolf in the figurative sense is 1909, American English.