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. [1913 Webster]

Alone on a wide, wide sea. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

It is not good that the man should be alone. --Gen. ii. 18. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or by itself; by themselves; without any thing more or any one else; without a sharer; only. [1913 Webster]

Man shall not live by bread alone. --Luke iv. 4. [1913 Webster]

The citizens alone should be at the expense. --Franklin. [1913 Webster]

3. Sole; only; exclusive. [R.] [1913 Webster]

God, by whose alone power and conversation we all live, and move, and have our being. --Bentley. [1913 Webster]

4. Hence; Unique; rare; matchless. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Note: The adjective alone commonly follows its noun. [1913 Webster]

{To let alone} or {To leave alone}, to abstain from interfering with or molesting; to suffer to remain in its present state. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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