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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alone  \A*lone"\,  adv 
  Solely;  simply;  exclusively. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alone  \A*lone"\,  a.  [All  +  one  OE  al  one  all  allone,  AS  [=a]n 
  one  alone.  See  {All},  {One},  {Lone}.] 
  1.  Quite  by  one's  self  apart  from  or  exclusive  of  others 
  single;  solitary;  --  applied  to  a  person  or  thing 
 
  Alone  on  a  wide,  wide  sea.  --Coleridge. 
 
  It  is  not  good  that  the  man  should  be  alone.  --Gen. 
  ii  18. 
 
  2.  Of  or  by  itself  by  themselves;  without  any  thing  more  or 
  any  one  else;  without  a  sharer;  only. 
 
  Man  shall  not  live  by  bread  alone.  --Luke  iv  4. 
 
  The  citizens  alone  should  be  at  the  expense. 
  --Franklin. 
 
  3.  Sole;  only;  exclusive.  [R.] 
 
  God,  by  whose  alone  power  and  conversation  we  all 
  live,  and  move  and  have  our  being  --Bentley. 
 
  4.  Hence  Unique;  rare  matchless.  --Shak. 
 
  Note:  The  adjective  alone  commonly  follows  its  noun 
 
  {To}  {let  or  leave}  {alone},  to  abstain  from  interfering  with 
  or  molesting;  to  suffer  to  remain  in  its  present  state. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alone 
  adj  1:  isolated  from  others  "could  be  alone  in  a  crowded  room"; 
  "was  alone  with  her  thoughts";  "I  want  to  be  alone" 
  [syn:  {alone(p)}] 
  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"  [syn:  {alone(p)}, 
  {lone(a)},  {lonely(a)},  {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"  [syn:  {alone(p)},  {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"  [syn:  {alone(p)},  {unique}, 
  {unequaled},  {unequalled},  {unparalleled}] 
  adv  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"  [syn:  {entirely},  {exclusively}, 
  {solely},  {only}] 
  2:  without  anybody  else;  "the  child  stayed  home  alone"  [syn:  {unaccompanied}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  ALONE,  adj  In  bad  company. 
 
  In  contact  lo!  the  flint  and  steel, 
  By  spark  and  flame,  the  thought  reveal 
  That  he  the  metal,  she  the  stone, 
  Had  cherished  secretly  alone. 
  Booley  Fito 
 
 




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