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ALONE

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 720 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ALONE. This adjective or adverb requires no definition for its meaning of " by oneself " or " solitary "; but its etymological history, as simply a combination of the words " all and " one " is rather curious (compare the' Ger. allein). " Lone " is merely a clipped form of the word, and so " lonely." The New English Dictionary traces the English word back to the year 1300.
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