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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ALONENESS

It was a habit of his years of aloneness, this talking to a creature that could make no answer.

But I have need of all my peculiar genius to show you my individuality—my aloneness.

It was that I felt my aloneness, my foreignness to all things.

He retreated into his aloneness until there was nothing but himself.

Terrible is aloneness with the judge and avenger of one's own law.

This aloneness fell upon them like a thing that had a pulse and was alive.

Even in their aloneness these two women had not dared to speak until now.

To Alan there was tragedy in his aloneness as he stood in the gray of the morning.

That was her first feeling—the aloneness—and then she thought of something else.

"I want to get away from you," I gasped and I felt that I must get out of the aloneness with him.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300 contraction of all ane, from Old English all ana "unaccompanied, all by oneself," from all "all, wholly" (see all) + an "one" (see one). Similar compounds are found in German (allein) and Dutch (alleen).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ALONENESS

isolation

nounseclusion
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