lone

[lohn]
adjective
1.
being alone; without company or accompaniment; solitary; unaccompanied: a lone traveler.
2.
standing by itself or apart; isolated: a lone house in the valley.
3.
sole; single; only: That company constitutes our lone competitor in the field.
5.
without companionship; lonesome; lonely.
6.
unmarried or widowed.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English; aphetic var of alone, used attributively

loneness, noun

loan, lone.


1. See alone. 2. separate, separated, secluded.
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lone (ləʊn)
 
adj
1.  unaccompanied; solitary
2.  single or isolated: a lone house
3.  a literary word for lonely
4.  unmarried or widowed
 
[C14: from the mistaken division of alone into a lone]
 
'loneness
 
n

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lone
late 14c., aphetic shortening of alone (q.v.) by misdivision of what is properly al(l) one. The Lone Star in ref. to "Texas" is first recorded 1843, from its flag. Loner "one who avoids company" first recorded 1947. Lone wolf in the fig. sense is 1909, Amer.Eng.
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Example sentences
The lone statistic the author uses in his argument is two years old and is
  reworded to prove his point.
One lone rope was found trailing in the water, not hooked up to any rigging,
  with the ends frayed.
If this were a lone study, it would need verification by others.
As air hits a bird in flight, it flows down the wings and creates vortices,
  which impose drag on a lone flyer.
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