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Definition of "alone" []

  • Being apart from others; solitary. (adjective)
  • Being without anyone or anything else; only. (adjective)
  • Considered separately from all others of the same class. (adjective)
  • Being without equal; unique. (adjective)
  • Without others: sang alone while the choir listened. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "alone" in a sentence
  • "And then -- Ah, there is something terrible in being alone -- _alone_!"
  • "_Never less alone than when alone_ is a true maxim; but not for travelling; a pleasant companion adds a hundredfold to the pleasures of the journey, especially when the friendship is strong enough to stand the occasional strains on the temper which must occur along wild untrodden paths."
  • "Thou art here alone, none knowing, and I-- I _alone_ can save thee."