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Definition of 'alone'

Adjective

  1. isolated from others; "could be alone in a crowded room"; "was alone with her thoughts"; "I want to be alone"
  2. lacking companions or companionship; "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"
       Synonyms: lone lonely solitary
  3. exclusive of anyone or anything else; "she alone believed him"; "cannot live by bread alone"; "I'll have this car and this car only"
       Synonyms: only
  4. radically distinctive and without equal; "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"
       Synonyms: unique unequaled unequalled unparalleled

Adverb

  1. without any others being included or involved; "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"
       Synonyms: entirely exclusively solely only
  2. without anybody else; "the child stayed home alone"; "he flew solo"
       Synonyms: solo unaccompanied


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