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    alone - Dictionary definition and meaning for word alone

    Definition
    (adj) isolated from others
    Example Sentence
    • could be alone in a crowded room
    • was alone with her thoughts
    • I want to be alone
    Definition
    (adj) lacking companions or companionship
    Synonyms : lone , lonely , solitary
    Example Sentence
    • he was alone when we met him
    • she is alone much of the time
    • the lone skier on the mountain
    • a lonely fisherman stood on a tuft of gravel
    • a lonely soul
    • a solitary traveler
    Definition
    (adj) exclusive of anyone or anything else
    Synonyms : only
    Example Sentence
    • she alone believed him
    • cannot live by bread alone
    • I'll have this car and this car only
    Definition
    (adj) radically distinctive and without equal
    Example Sentence
    • he is alone in the field of microbiology
    • this theory is altogether alone in its penetration of the problem
    • Bach was unique in his handling of counterpoint
    • craftsmen whose skill is unequaled
    • unparalleled athletic ability
    • a breakdown of law unparalleled in our history
    Definition
    (adv) without any others being included or involved
    Synonyms : entirely , exclusively , only , solely
    Example Sentence
    • was entirely to blame
    • a school devoted entirely to the needs of problem children
    • he works for Mr. Smith exclusively
    • did it solely for money
    • the burden of proof rests on the prosecution alone
    • a privilege granted only to him
    Definition
    (adv) without anybody else or anything else
    Synonyms : solo , unaccompanied
    Example Sentence
    • the child stayed home alone
    • the pillar stood alone, supporting nothing
    • he flew solo
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