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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LONE

No nation can longer be a fortress, lone and strong and safe.

He's makin' his play with a lone hand, and we've got to meet him the same way.

A lad that never was out of the town by his lone in his life before!

Spake to 'em by their lone silves when you've aught to say to 'em.

Mr. Erskine's songs are all pretty, but his "Lone Vale" is divine.

There, buzzing in the air at the tip of his nose, was a lone mosquito.

Else why was she there in the solitude of that lone dwelling?

Blood—blood and torn grass— Had marked the rise of his agony— This lone hunter.

I heard them as the cry of a lone bird in the vast silence of eternal snows.

David watched him, while Polly indulged in her usual admiration of Lone Star.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "having no companion, solitary," shortening of alone (q.v.) by weakening of stress or else by misdivision of what is properly all one. The Lone Star in reference to "Texas" is first recorded 1843, from its flag. Lone wolf in the figurative sense is 1909, American English.

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