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alone

adjective [after verb], adverb uk   /əˈləʊn/ us    /-ˈloʊn/
A2 without other people: He likes being alone in the house. She decided to climb the mountain alone. Do you like living alone? At last, we're alone together (= there are just the two of us here). The Swedes are not alone in finding their language under pressure from the spread of English. I don't like the man and I'm not alone in that (= other people agree).
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alone

adjective [after noun] uk   /əˈləʊn/ us    /-ˈloʊn/
C2 without any others: She alone needs to decide what to do (= no one else can do it for her). These facts alone (= even if nothing else is considered) show that he's not to be trusted. He won't get the job through charm alone (= he will need something else). The airfare alone would use up all my money, never mind the hotel bills. Price alone is not a reliable indicator of quality.
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