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[əˈləʊn]
adj, adv summary: Alone can be: ■ an adjective: I was alone in the house. ■ an adverb: Kim prefers to travel alone.
1) if you are alone, no one else is with you
Shelley is divorced and lives alone.[/ex]
She was all alone in a dark forest.[/ex]
It was the first time he had been alone with Maria (= just the two of them and nobody else).[/ex]
2) without any help from other people
Was the killer acting alone?[/ex]
3) without including numbers or amounts from anywhere else
Last year, she earned over a million pounds from television advertisements alone.[/ex]
4) used for emphasizing that a particular person or thing is the only one that has something or can do something
Time alone will show whether the voters made the right choice.[/ex]
Am I alone in thinking that Biggs could be wrong?[/ex]
go it alone — to live, work, or make decisions on your own, without any help from other people[/ex]

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