Definition of 'alone'

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Example sentences containing 'alone'

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She makes an intriguing subject on the ground of her unconventional social life alone. Times, Sunday Times (2017)So if the bullied reads about the bullied then they will feel less alone. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The running costs for the main house alone are well into six figures a year. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You worry about going out alone and what other people think of you. The Sun (2016)It is too important a subject to leave to politicians alone. The Sun (2017)The points alone were enough to satisfy their manager. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Your advice to be creative helped get me thinking of ways that we could spend time alone together. The Sun (2017)You enjoy the company of others, but also need time alone. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They would barely hold open a window, let alone a door. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He claimed that his health was suffering from being locked up alone without seeing guards for at least 22 hours a day. Times, Sunday Times (2017)How was it that she had no friends and was wandering about alone? William Thackeray Vanity Fair (1837)Sometimes we as evangelical pastors feel alone. Christianity Today (2000)She has told me she does not want to spend the rest of her life alone. The Sun (2014)They need to leave the guy alone! The Sun (2014)The thought of passing away alone also terrifies me. The Sun (2015)These changes alone will be enough to push some landlords into making a loss. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Neither one alone without the other under it will do. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Volunteers were offered a game to play alone or against another. The Sun (2011)This alone means they will have to maintain a consistently high standard. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Bands grow up together but they grow apart alone. The Sun (2014)If only they would just leave it alone. Admiral Sandy Woodward, With Patrick Robinson ONE HUNDRED DAYS (2003)Funding for schools and intelligence services will also be left alone. The Sun (2010)But his creativity alone was not enough. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Most of the claims that have gone were brought by employees alone and without lawyers. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is another sign of change that he speaks at all, let alone with such openness. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The frame alone would cost around 9,000. The Sun (2012)


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Translations for 'alone'

British English: alone /əˈləʊn/ ADJECTIVE
When you are alone, you are not with any other people.
She wanted to be alone.
  • American English: alone
  • Arabic: وَحِيد
  • Brazilian Portuguese: sozinho
  • Chinese: 单独的
  • Croatian: sam
  • Czech: sám
  • Danish: alene
  • Dutch: alleen
  • European Spanish: solo aislado
  • Finnish: yksin
  • French: seul
  • German: allein
  • Greek: μόνος
  • Italian: solo
  • Japanese: ただ一人の
  • Korean: 홀로
  • Norwegian: alene
  • Polish: samotny
  • European Portuguese: sozinho
  • Romanian: singur
  • Russian: одинокий
  • Latin American Spanish: solo
  • Swedish: ensam
  • Thai: โดยลำพัง
  • Turkish: yalnız
  • Ukrainian: сам
  • Vietnamese: một mình


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