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English definition of “alone”

alone

adjective [after verb], adverb     /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).AloneSeparateness and isolation in space Grammar:Alone, lonely, or lonesome?See moreGrammar:Alone or lonely?Alone is an adjective and an adverb meaning that no other person is with you. When we use alone as an adjective, it never comes before the noun (predicative adjective):See moreGrammar:LonesomeIn American English, lonesome means the same as lonely:See more
(Definition of alone adjectiveadverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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