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‘Alone’ as an adverb

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Alone’ as an adverb.


“A child couldn’t have got drunk on it—let alone a grown man!”

From ‘The Moonstone’, by Wilkie Collins.


“Yet I could not live alone; so I tried the companionship of mistresses.”

From ‘Jane Eyre’, by Charlotte Brontë.


Elizabeth continued her walk alone, crossing field after field at a quick pace.

From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.


Applied to transportation, locomotion alone, its effects have been revolutionary.

From ‘Steam, Steel and Electricity’, by James W. Steele.
Speaking of the steam engine.

Picture: These six steam locomotives were special guests of the Threkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, near Keswick in Cumbria, for its steam gala in 2015. © Chris Allen, Geograph. Licence: CC BY-SA 2.0. By Peter Trimming, Geograph. Licence: CC-BY-SA 2.0.
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At fifty years of age he set to work to learn English grammar.

From ‘Self-Help’, by Samuel Smiles.

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