Meaning of “alone” in the English Dictionary

"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/

alone adjective [ not gradable ] (ONLY)

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)