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English definition of “alone”


adjective [after noun]     /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.Single, double and multiple 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 adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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