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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 alone /əˈlon/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·lone a.
 1. Quite by one's self; apart from, or exclusive of, others; single; solitary; -- applied to a person or thing.
    Alone on a wide, wide sea.   --Coleridge.
    It is not good that the man should be alone.   --Gen. ii. 18.
 2. Of or by itself; by themselves; without any thing more or any one else; without a sharer; only.
    Man shall not live by bread alone.   --Luke iv. 4.
    The citizens alone should be at the expense.   --Franklin.
 3. Sole; only; exclusive. [R.]
    God, by whose alone power and conversation we all live, and move, and have our being.   --Bentley.
 4. Hence; Unique; rare; matchless.
 Note:The adjective alone commonly follows its noun.
 To let alone or  To leave alone, to abstain from interfering with or molesting; to suffer to remain in its present state.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·lone, adv. Solely; simply; exclusively.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: isolated from others; "could be alone in a crowded room";
             "was alone with her thoughts"; "I want to be alone"
             [syn: alone(p)]
      2: lacking companions or companionship; "he was alone when we
         met him"; "she is alone much of the time"; "the lone skier
         on the mountain"; "a lonely fisherman stood on a tuft of
         gravel"; "a lonely soul"; "a solitary traveler" [syn: alone(p),
          lone(a), lonely(a), solitary]
      3: exclusive of anyone or anything else; "she alone believed
         him"; "cannot live by bread alone"; "I'll have this car
         and this car only" [syn: alone(p), only]
      4: radically distinctive and without equal; "he is alone in the
         field of microbiology"; "this theory is altogether alone
         in its penetration of the problem"; "Bach was unique in
         his handling of counterpoint"; "craftsmen whose skill is
         unequaled"; "unparalleled athletic ability"; "a breakdown
         of law unparalleled in our history" [syn: alone(p), unique,
          unequaled, unequalled, unparalleled]
      adv 1: without any others being included or involved; "was entirely
             to blame"; "a school devoted entirely to the needs of
             problem children"; "he works for Mr. Smith
             exclusively"; "did it solely for money"; "the burden
             of proof rests on the prosecution alone"; "a privilege
             granted only to him" [syn: entirely, exclusively,
             solely, only]
      2: without anybody else; "the child stayed home alone"; "he
         flew solo" [syn: solo, unaccompanied]