A*lone" (#), a. [All + one. OE. al one all allone, AS. an one, alone. See All, One, Lone.]


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.


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.


Sole; only; exclusive.


God, by whose alone power and conversation we all live, and move, and have our being. Bentley.


Hence; Unique; rare; matchless.


⇒ 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.


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A*lone", adv.

Solely; simply; exclusively.


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