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"alone" in British English

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aloneadjective [after verb], adverb

uk   /əˈləʊn/ us   /əˈloʊn/

aloneadjective [after noun]

uk   /əˈləʊn/ us   /əˈloʊn/
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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(Definition of alone from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"alone" in American English

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aloneadjective, adverb

us   /əˈloʊn/
  • alone adjective, adverb (WITHOUT PEOPLE)

without other people: She decided to climb the mountain alone. We can discuss your proposal when we’re alone (= when other people present have left).

aloneadjective [not gradable]

us   /əˈloʊn/
without any others, or only: I based my decision on her recommendation alone.
(Definition of alone from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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