- lone wolf,
- lonely hearts,
- long abductor muscle of thumb,
- long account
Origin of loner
Origin of lone
Examples from the Web for loner
Fatherless and emotionally needy, du Pont was a loner who sought companionship and adoration—usually at great financial cost.
Nor was Oswald an irrational, discontented Dostoyevskian loner, as some depicted him.The Revolt Against the Masses and the Roots of Modern Liberalism|Fred Siegel|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The missing leg is only the most obvious sign that Strike is damaged goods, a loner wounded by life long before he went overseas.
She remained a loner in every sense of the word for most of her political career.
Marlowe was a loner, a private eye in a one-man operation in Los Angeles during the '30s, '40s, and '50s.John Banville’s Terrible Idea to Write a New Novel on Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe|Malcolm Jones|August 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Well, he had hair like his mother for example, but he was a loner.
It was not loner however until I saw him go into the dance and begin to drink.
I guess that's why they called him a loner, because he was alone so much.
She hastened to the spring, but fountain and pitcher were no loner there.
From yon blue heaven above us bent, The grand old gardener and his wife Smile at the claims of loner descent.Familiar Quotations|Various
Word Origin for lone
"one who avoids company," 1946; see lone. Apparently first in U.S. baseball slang (earliest reference is to Ted Williams).
Ted is likable enough in spite of his obsession with his specialty. He is something of a "loner," and he refuses to pal around with his teammates in off hours, but in the clubhouse he does his share of the talking. ["Life" magazine, Sept. 23, 1946]
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.