ARE YOU LONESOME?

23 Jun
 
a⋅lone /əˈloʊn/ [uhlohn]
 
–adjective (used predicatively)

1. separate, apart, or isolated from others: I want to be alone.
2. to the exclusion of all others or all else: One cannot live by bread alone.
3. unique; unequaled; unexcelled: She is alone among her peers in devotion to duty.
 
–adverb

4. solitarily; solely: She prefers to live alone.
5. only; exclusively.
6. without aid or help: The baby let go of the side of the crib and stood alone.
 

—Idioms

7. leave alone,

a. to allow (someone) to be by himself or herself: Leave him alone—he wants to rest.
b. to refrain from annoying or interfering with: The youngsters wouldn’t leave the dog alone, and she finally turned on them.
8. let alone,

a. to refrain from annoying or interfering with.
b. not to mention: He was too tired to walk, let alone run.
9. let well enough alone, to be satisfied with the existing situation; refrain from attempting to change conditions: Marriages are often destroyed by friends & relatives who will not let well enough alone.


Origin:
1250–1300; ME al one all (wholly) one

Related forms:

a⋅lone⋅ness, noun

Synonyms:
1. single, solitary; unaccompanied, unattended. Alone, lone, lonely, lonesome all imply being without companionship or association.
 
Alone is colourless unless reinforced by all; it then suggests solitariness or desolation: alone in the house; all alone on an . Lone is somewhat poetic or is intended humorously: a lone sentinel. Lonely implies a sad or disquieting feeling of isolation. Lonesome connotes emotion, a longing for companionship.
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One Response to “ARE YOU LONESOME?”

  1. Xanthea June 24, 2009 at 4:58 am #

    Methinks that YOU need to find someone wonderful out there, girl. I know most people s*ck, but———- there are nice ones out there and I think U are pretty wonderful!!! So find thyself someone GRRRRREAT!!!!!!!!! There, those are my words of inspiration for the evening. 🙂

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