Examples of lone in a Sentence
the lone ripe apple in the entire bag
just one lone cow in the middle of the field
Recent Examples of lone from the Web
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That protest earned the ire of an Ohio Supreme Court justice, the lone Democrat holding an Ohio statewide office.
A soft landing on Earth's lone satellite, meaning that the rover doesn't drive or send back pictures, will earn a team $3 million.
His lone playing time was some handoffs to running backs during one series in last year’s opener against FAMU.
His lone opponent, Keith Wong, hasn’t begun fundraising.
This elicited an audible gasp from the gaggle of tourgoers who included a chatty man from Ireland, a few from Britain and me — the lone visitor from the United States.
Fiat Chrysler’s lone recall came in at 48 percent, while one Toyota recall was above 50 percent and another just below.
The cocktails are considered, as is the decor (a lone photo of Morrissey, a splash or two of craft-chic geometric patterns), while Whitener’s menu is freewheeling.
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Origin and Etymology of lone
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsalone, only, one, one-off, singular, sole, solitary, special, sui generis, unique
Related Wordssingle, solo, unaccompanied, unattended; incomparable, inimitable, matchless, peerless, unequaled (or unequalled), unmatched, unparalleled, unrivaled (or unrivalled), unsurpassable, unsurpassed; distinct, distinctive, individual, separate; nonce
Near Antonymsdivers, manifold, multifarious, myriad; assorted, heterogenous, miscellaneous, mixed, motley, patchwork, promiscuous, varied; popular, prevailing, prevalent, rampant; perennial, recurrent, repeated
Synonym Discussion of lone
- everyone needs to be alone sometimes
- glorying in the calm of her solitary life
- left solitary by the death of his wife
- felt lonely and forsaken
- an only child often leads a lonesome life
- a lone robin pecking at the lawn
- a forlorn lost child
- desolate after her brother's death
LONE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lone for English Language Learners
: standing, acting, or being alone
: not having a partner (such as a husband or wife)
LONE Defined for Kids
Definition of lone for Students
- a lone traveler
- a lone outpost
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