, a. [Abbrev. fr. alone.] 1. Being without a companion; being by one's self; also, sad from lack of companionship; lonely; as, a lone traveler or watcher.
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When I have on those pathless wilds a appeared,
And the lone wanderer with my presence cheered.
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2. Single; unmarried, or in widowhood. [Archaic]
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Queen Elizabeth being a lone woman.
Collection of Records (1642).
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A hundred mark is a long one for a poor lone woman to bear.
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3. Being apart from other things of the kind; being by itself; also, apart from human dwellings and resort; as, a lone house. " A lone isle." Pope.
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By a lone well a lonelier column rears.
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4. Unfrequented by human beings; solitary.
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Thus vanish scepters, coronets, and balls,
And leave you on lone woods, or empty walls.
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