A person walking down an abandoned alley way is an example of someone who is alone.
Sang alone while the choir listened.
The burden of proof rests on the prosecution alone.
Carried the suitcases alone.
She walked home alone.
The hut stood alone on the prairie.
To walk alone.
The carton alone weighs two pounds.
To stand alone as an example of courage.
Jones alone could do it.
The job was to hard for me to do alone.
- To refrain from bothering or interfering with.
- Not to speak of.We hadn't a dime, let alone a dollar.
- To be content with things as they are and not try to improve them.
Origin of alone
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English al one (“alone”, literally “all one”), contracted from the Old English phrase eall āna (“entirely alone, solitary, single”), equivalent to al- (“all”) + one. Cognate with Scots allane (“alone”). Compare also West Frisian allinne (“alone”), Dutch alleen (“alone”), German allein (“alone”), Danish alene (“alone”). More at all, one.