One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
alone, all alone, on one's own, in a solitary state, separately, singly, solitarily, unaccompanied, soloView synonyms
- ‘The last time I ventured into the city on my lonesome, I ran into my old friend and ex-colleague Mick.’
- ‘I got in some extra training for Kilimanjaro last week and tackled the Bangor Trail all on my lonesome.’
- ‘I've lived on my lonesome for abut 5 months now and have realised that there are a number of things which need to be discussed.’
- ‘It's enough to repel a girl, all by its lonesome.’
- ‘That is less than the equivalent would cost you for eating the same on your lonesome in Paris or New York.’
- ‘Cynthia had dwelled alone in her home, forlorn on her lonesome, with only Julian to keep her company.’
- ‘In fact, I have to confess that I came to miss the latter just a tad, living on my lonesome with only one other neighbor on the floor.’
- ‘What am I gonna do in a van all on my lonesome, huh?’
- ‘Just imagine, I have succeeded in getting my first ever belt for kick-boxing all on my lonesome and I have to say I'm delighted.’
- ‘We had to figure out what it was all on our lonesome.’
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