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They have radicalized individuals online who have acted as lone wolves in carrying out terrorist acts that are difficult for law enforcement to disrupt because they alone know of their plans.Labeling groups like the Proud Boys “domestic terrorists” won’t fix anything|Nicole Narea|February 19, 2021|Vox
“Concerns of lone wolf actors are increasing,” according to the report, which noted that five people who took part in an armed demonstration at the Ohio Statehouse on Sunday have said they were traveling to Washington for the inauguration.QAnon adherents discussed posing as National Guard to try to infiltrate inauguration, according to FBI intelligence briefing|Carol D. Leonnig, Matt Zapotosky|January 19, 2021|Washington Post
It reminded me a bit of an alternative take on The Wolf of Wall Street—through the Toni and Candace lens.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“During this trip, I did as a lone wolf, I risked a lot,” he said.
His later books drew heavily from experiences and people he encountered at the bar, including the cruel captain in The Sea-Wolf.
The Wolf of Wall Street is a dangerous, incendiary work of art.Coffee Talk with Ethan Hawke: On ‘Boyhood,’ Jennifer Lawrence, and Bill Clinton’s Urinal Exchange|Marlow Stern|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bratton was not ready to say that Brinsley was acting as part of a group or as anything but a lone monster.
He heard Mohammedans alluding to a Brahmin as a leader—so might a wolf and a snake make common alliance against a watch dog.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
A few years before, he would have gone home, no more disquieted at having killed an Indian than if he had killed a fox or a wolf.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
"Oh, well, it's easy to lose track of a lone man in a country as big as this," he returned suavely.
I wonder if that square-jawed devil has got a glimpse of us and is trying a lone-handed stalk himself?
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
British Dictionary definitions for lone wolf
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A person who prefers to do without the company or assistance of others. For example, Her nursery school teacher described Beth as a lone wolf, an assessment her parents found astonishing. This expression alludes to the tendency of some species of wolf to hunt alone rather than in packs. [c. 1900]