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ALO'NE, a. [all and one.]

1. Single; solitary; without the presence of another; applied to a person or thing.

It is not good that man should be alone. Gen. 2.

[This adjective follows its noun.]

2. It is applied to two or more persons or things, when separate from others, in a place or condition by themselves; without company.

And when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples. Mark 4.

3. Only.

Thou whose name alone is Jehovah. Ps. 83.

This sense at first appears to be adverbial, but really is not; whose name single, solitary, without another, is Jehovah.

To let alone is to suffer to rest; to forbear molesting or meddling with; to suffer to remain in its present state. Alone, in this phrase, is an adjective, the word to which it refers being omitted; let me alone; let them alone; let it alone; that is, suffer it to be unmolested, or to remain as it is, or let it remain by itself.

ALO'NE, adv. Separately; by itself.




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ALO'NE, a. [all and one.]

1. Single; solitary; without the presence of another; applied to a person or thing.

It is not good that man should be alone. Gen. 2.

[This adjective follows its noun.]

2. It is applied to two or more persons or things, when separate from others, in a place or condition by themselves; without company.

And when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples. Mark 4.

3. Only.

Thou whose name alone is Jehovah. Ps. 83.

This sense at first appears to be adverbial, but really is not; whose name single, solitary, without another, is Jehovah.

To let alone is to suffer to rest; to forbear molesting or meddling with; to suffer to remain in its present state. Alone, in this phrase, is an adjective, the word to which it refers being omitted; let me alone; let them alone; let it alone; that is, suffer it to be unmolested, or to remain as it is, or let it remain by itself.

ALO'NE, adv. Separately; by itself.


A-LONE', a. [all and one; Germ. allein; D. alleen; Sw. allena; Dan. allene.]

  1. Single; solitary; without the presence of another; applied to a person or thing. It is not good that man should be alone. – Gen. ii. [This adjective follows its noun.]
  2. It is applied to two or more persons or things, when separate from others, in a place or condition by themselves; without company. And when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples. – Mark iv.
  3. Only. Thou whose name alone is Jehovah. – Ps. lxxxiii. This sense at first appears to be adverbial, but really is not; whose name single, solitary, without another, is Jehovah. To let alone is to suffer to rest; to forbear molesting or meddling with; to suffer to remain in its present state. Alone, in this phrase, is an adjective, the word to which it refers being omitted; let me alone; let them alone; let it alone; that is, suffer it to be unmolested, or to remain as it is, or let it remain by itself.

A-LONE, adv.

Separately; by itself.


A*lone"
  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. Solely; simply; exclusively.
  3. 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.

  4. Sole; only; exclusive.

    [R.]

    God, by whose alone power and conversation we all live, and move, and have our being.
    Bentley.

  5. Hence; Unique; rare; matchless.

    Shak.

    * The adjective alone commonly follows its noun.

    To let or leave alone, to abstain from interfering with or molesting; to suffer to remain in its present state.

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Alone

ALO'NE, adjective [all and one.]

1. Single; solitary; without the presence of another; applied to a person or thing.

It is not good that man should be alone Genesis 2:18.

[This adjective follows its noun.]

2. It is applied to two or more persons or things, when separate from others, in a place or condition by themselves; without company.

And when they were alone he expounded all things to his disciples. Mark 4:10.

3. Only.

Thou whose name alone is Jehovah. Psalms 83:18.

This sense at first appears to be adverbial, but really is not; whose name single, solitary, without another, is Jehovah.

To let alone is to suffer to rest; to forbear molesting or meddling with; to suffer to remain in its present state. alone in this phrase, is an adjective, the word to which it refers being omitted; let me alone; let them alone; let it alone; that is, suffer it to be unmolested, or to remain as it is, or let it remain by itself.

ALO'NE, adverb Separately; by itself.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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