- 1having no one else present; on one's own
- 2separate from others; solitary
Using alone: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "alone" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
I prefer to be alone when I'm working.
She was left alone in the house.
He felt very alone after his wife died.
The child was crying alone in the corner.
alone Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with alone
I just want to be left alone to finish my work.
She decided to go it alone and start her own business.
The recipe is fine as it is. Let's leave well enough alone.
Origins of alone
from all + one
Summary: alone in Brief
'Alone' [əˈləʊn] means having no one else present or separate from others. It can denote a preference for solitude, as in 'I prefer to be alone when I'm working,' or a sense of isolation, as in 'He felt very alone after his wife died.' Phrases like 'leave someone alone' and 'go it alone' use 'alone' to denote independence or self-sufficiency.