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Alone or unaccompanied (used especially as a stage direction)
alone, on one's own, all alone, by oneself, solo, lone, solitary, single, single-handedView synonyms
- ‘Was it for this reason that Pius gets the first entrance, solus, and immediately makes the audience his confidant, soliciting its sympathy in a joking, winking, cajoling manner?’
- ‘In that hotel room my father sat alone, solus, in the presence of the God that is, the God whose face we cannot see, the God who, if he speaks at all, says only I am that I am.’
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