Phrases with "alone"

M. R. James He absolutely refused to be alone for the rest of that evening, and he told me afterwards that for many nights he had not dared to put out his light before going to sleep. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Swiftly she turn’d, and, foaming as she spoke: “Why this delay?” she cried —”the pow’rs invoke! Thy pray’rs alone can open this abode; Else vain are my demands, and dumb the god. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

But though Flory spent hours in Elizabeth’s company, and often they were alone together, he was never for an instant at his ease with her. Burmese Days by George Orwell

This alone of all his past was urgent; this alone had meaning in the void to which his purpose crashed. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Charles Dickens It may be a hint to such young men to stick to their own drawing, as being of a much better kind, and to leave Martyr Mediums alone in their glory. Contributions to All the Year Round by Charles Dickens [1859]

Henry Adams Eccentricity alone did not account for it. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

It shut, and I was left alone again. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Edgar Allan Poe He, who, from zone to zone, Guides through the boundless sky thy certain flight In the long way that I must tread alone Will lead my steps aright. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

H. G. Wells Badly as the Chins might covet his head, they had the sense to leave it alone until the darkness came. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

Caroline Lamb Mrs. Seymour alone appeared to watch her with anxiety. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

G. K. Chesterton You want the two humorists alone together. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

Anthony Trollope Then the bell was rung, and the two notes were confided to Stemm. Patience, as she was going, found a moment in which to be alone with her father, and to speak one more word to him. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Bram Stoker You must not be alone, for to be alone is to be full of fears and alarms. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

G. K. Chesterton They alone make men do things. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

A. E. W. Mason Mr. Ricardo and his friends rose to go, but at the door Hanaud detained Mr. Clements, and they talked together alone for some little while, greatly to Mr. Ricardo’s annoyance. The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel by A. E. W. Mason [1917]

Anthony Trollope She alone knew how utterly destitute she would be when he should die. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

He went out alone for that purpose; but all his conjurations were of no effect. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

How do you suppose I bought the James L. Moody for two hundred and fifty, her boats alone worth four times the money? Because my name stood first in the list. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

If he had found me alone — well, he would have said goodbye. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

William Morris It is to be said, that though there she dwelt alone with the witch-wife, she had somehow got to know that they two were not alone in the world, and she knew of male and female, and young and old. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

D. H. Lawrence Ursula sat quite still and quite forgotten, alone by the fire in the drawing-room. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Henry Handel Richardson At last, she was alone with the master. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Jules Verne Scholastique alone refused to listen to reason on the subject; but her efforts failed to prevent the unwelcome visitors from reaching her master, and from soon departing with some valuable object. Master Zacharius by Jules Verne [1874]

The District Attorney alone showed no surprise. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Left alone with Dericka, Oswald suddenly spoke. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

D. H. Lawrence Alvina felt that if she were left much alone with him she would need all her English ascendancy not to be afraid of him. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Virginia Woolf He alone does not notice the bee. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

I had been surrounded by policemen, warders, and all sorts of court officials, and yet, here, now, a bare five minutes after, I was absolutely alone and for the moment absolutely free. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

H. G. Wells For the intervening days they must be alone with Nature, necessity, and their own thoughts. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Walter Crane That is the great point to bear in mind in all design — the sense of relation; nothing stands alone in art. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

And now, alone in the dungeon, it put its arms round her neck, and murmured its indistinct sounds, low and sweet as some unknown language of consolation and of heaven. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Charles Dickens At first, too, and even when the hour, and all the objects it exalts, have come to be familiar, it is difficult, alone and thoughtful, to hold them to their proper shapes and forms. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

Anatole France Remaining alone with the unfaithful one I looked in her eyes, which reflected the flames of the fire. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

He rejoins in that wonderful strain of epicurean stoicism of which he alone possessed the secret: and so the letters go on. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

Edith Wharton Ann Eliza’s ardour carried her to new heights of self-effacement, and she invented late duties in the shop in order to leave Evelina and her suitor longer alone in the back room. Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton [1916]

Jules Verne They believed, and would always believe, that the true atmospheric vehicle was the aerostat, and that to it alone belonged the future. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

Jules Verne Ben Zoof alone ventured an unlucky remark to the effect that if the comet had happened to strike against Montmartre, instead of a bit of Africa, it would have met with some resistance. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

Pray leave me alone with Blanche until she is quieter. The Box with the Iron Clamps by Florence Marrya

Jack London He kept the fire brightly blazing, for he knew that it alone intervened between the flesh of his body and their hungry fangs. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

H. G. Wells It is fun to think of such things and they make me yearn to leave the little birds alone and eat fish, but all the same this means a frightful change in my habits. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Benjamin Disraeli She wept, she sobbed; his entreaties alone seemed to prevent hysterics. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

On condition that he was left alone he would give the Persian a chance of recovering something, if All thought it worth while. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

Frances Hodgson Burnett But for a certain secret which she alone knew and which no one would in the least have believed, if she had proclaimed it from the housetops, Feather would really have been entirely happy. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Henry James Fleda accordingly awaited alone the subject of so many manoeuvres — a period that was slightly prolonged even after the drawing-room door, at 11. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

I felt less alone when I turned my face to the lights which were slanting alike on this uncanny bush and on the homely streets of Kirkcaple. The silence did not last long. Prester John by John Buchan

Jules Verne She leaned on Aubert’s arm, and said to him — “My father is very ill, Aubert! You alone can cure him, for this disorder of the mind would not yield to his daughter’s consolings. Master Zacharius by Jules Verne [1874]

George Meredith Earlier than usual, she was riding next day in the Row, alone for perhaps two minutes, and Sir Lukin passed her, formally saluting. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

I designed them myself and I alone know how to operate them. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

H.P. Lovecraft In these black and bodiless flights we were sometimes alone and sometimes together. Hypnos by H.P. Lovecraft [1922]

Arthur Conan Doyle He was sitting alone one evening pondering deeply over his troubles, and searching vainly for some way out of them. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

By the hand and ring alone Richard would have sworn to the man, had it been needful. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Henry Adams On the other hand, he liked to wander off alone on his mule, and pass the day fishing a mountain stream or exploring a valley. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Elizabeth Gaskell The earl drove on alone to fetch her from her own house, not a quarter of a mile distant. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

William Hazlitt Cordelia. Sir, do you know me? Lear. You are a spirit I know: when did you die? Cordelia. Still, still, far wide! Physician. He’s scarce awake; let him alone awhile. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

Andrew Lang But the bride said quickly: ‘I will have none of them! You must give me our buffalo, the Rover of the Plain; he alone shall serve me. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Baldwin Spencer This fear, which is ever present with the women, acts as a wholesome check upon their wandering about alone too much. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Anthony Trollope But there he was standing alone in Mrs Dosett’s drawing-room, and it was necessary that he should carry himself off. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

M. P. Shiel Rebekah, having excused herself from three ladies, her guests, alone in her room opened her letter. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

This alone might furnish just cause for bitterness against the fate that chained him. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Pauline alone seemed unmoved by it. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Maria Edgeworth They were to be some time alone before the commencement of bridal visits, and an expected succession of troops of friends. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

Caroline Lamb The castle bell had already summoned the family; dinner awaited; and the duke having repeatedly enquired for Lady Margaret, was surprised to hear that she had returned home alone and after dusk. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Sinclair Lewis Lettin’ little fellow like me stay all alone by himself!” “It’s sweet of you to think of it, but I like my own room so much. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Wilkie Collins While I now waited alone in my room, the most ordinary sounds and events in the house, which I never remembered noticing before, absolutely enthralled me. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Rudyard Kipling Leave me alone and let me drip. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

I didn’t even forget to put on the hat that the doctor’s mare was eating her oats out of, as well as she could with a bit, or it alone would have landed me. The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

Lucy extricated herself from the crush of white caps and Swedish embroidery, and found herself face to face with Edward Adrian, alone and looking forlorn. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

D.H. Lawrence So he ate a little food alone at the table, whilst we sat round the fire. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Sinclair Lewis I can stand alonealmost alone. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Leave me alone to my own deed. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

William Hazlitt A passing reflection of this kind, on the resemblance of the sleeping king to her father, alone prevents her from slaying Duncan with her own hand. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

Rudyard Kipling Just at present, one company alone holds a concession of two thousand square miles in the interior. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

H. G. Wells One filmy hope alone held me to life, a hope to which I clung until it had become a certain thing. The Chronic Argonauts by H. G. Wells [1888]

Arthur Conan Doyle But you can find the cause and reason of everything in the books about history, and so I shall just leave that alone and talk about what I saw with my own eyes and heard with my own ears. The Great Shadow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Gustave Flauber If Utica alone were taken, Hippo-Zarytus, six hours further distant along the coast, would take its place, and the metropolis, being revictualled in this way, would be impregnable. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

H. G. Wells Why was I wandering alone in this city of the dead? Why was I alone when all London was lying in state, and in its black shroud? I felt intolerably lonely. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

E. F. Benson By eleven o’clock that morning, the two duellists were universally known as “the cowards”, the Padre alone demurring, and being swampingly outvoted. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

Guy de Maupassan It did not occur to the police that he might need food, and he was left alone until the following day. The Beggar by Guy de Maupassan

Let’s hear, Knight Hagen, what ye twain did speak, ye doughty men, when ye saw me coming toward you armed? Ye said, that ye alone would fain encounter me in strife. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Sinclair Lewis As you are alone in Paris — Perhaps they might be willing to take you around a little, and I’m sure they’d be delighted to meet you. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

George Gissing I shall be alone tomorrow afternoon. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Henry James He saw his wife seated alone on the terrace, but remained below, wandering, turning, pausing, lingering. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

Rudyard Kipling I was left alone with Tietjens and my own affairs. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

G. K. Chesterton Syme alone had even a glimmering, and such as it was it froze him to the bone. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

E. Phillips Oppenheim He cursed himself for the hesitation which had kept him that last night at the Villa, when they had stood alone upon the balcony, and the chance had been his, from taking her into his arms. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Jonathan Swif They are all gone early this morning, and I am alone to seek my fortune; but Dr. Arbuthnot engages me for my dinners; and he yesterday gave me my choice of place, person, and victuals for to-day. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

E. Phillips Oppenheim You can come back here alone if you want. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Edith Wharton We were back in Rome, and I had taken him to stay with me, not wanting him to be alone in his dismal pension when he had to face the necessity of renouncing his ambition. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

George Gissing On Sunday alone was there any rest from her persecution. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Anthony Hope Then he bade all withdraw and leave him alone for a little with the queen. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

George Meredith Merthyr alone seconded her efforts to weave the web of converse, which is an armistice if not a treaty on these occasions. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Algernon Blackwood I STOOD alone with Julius, Nature alive and stirring strangely, as with aggressive power, just beyond the narrow window-sill on which he leaned. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Guy de Maupassan When he called and found the Princess alone his heart felt as if it would burst with pleasure, and seizing her hand, he pressed it ardently to his lips. The Carnival of Love by Guy de Maupassan

Mrs. O’Connett brought the child to London, ascertained Mr. Hamlyn’s address, and all about him, and watched about to speak to him, alone if possible, unknown to his wife. The Silent Chimes by Ellen Wood

He might have been listening to mongrels hunting alone in a covert, for there were no horns, or human cries, or the jingle of bridles. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

He alone had no doleful words, wore no long face; he alone was invariably cheerful. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Edgar Allan Poe Here, the address, to the Minister, was diminutive and feminine; there the superscription, to a certain royal personage, was markedly bold and decided; the size alone formed a point of correspondence. The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe

Anthony Trollope He had lived alone at Mount Pleasant, or generally alone. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Frances Hodgson Burnett Andrews had taught her, by means of a system of her own, to know better than to cry or to make any protesting noise when she was left alone in her ugly small nursery. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

M. Bonacieux had opened his door, and seeing the apartment, had returned to the man in the cloak, whom he had left alone for an instant. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Dr. Greenfield, the colleague of Dr. Blair, whose eloquence Burns on an unfortunate occasion preferred to that of his host, alone comes in for unaffected eulogy. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

Virginia Woolf Directly Helen was left alone for a minute she was joined by St. John Hirst, who had been watching for an opportunity. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Retir’d alone she found the daring man, And op’d her rosy lips, and thus began: “What none of all the gods could grant thy vows, That, Turnus, this auspicious day bestows. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Anthony Trollope Before he started he found himself alone with her for a moment, and it was almost impossible that he should not say something. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

Jack London He, alone among men, could put a pack upon Buck’s back in the summer travelling. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

He had become so quiet and he didn’t talk, and he spent such a lot of his time alone in his room. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Nathaniel Hawthorne I wonder he is not afraid to be alone with himself. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Arthur Conan Doyle I followed him into his room, leaving the hall door ajar behind me, for I feared to be alone with the man. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Jules Verne However, something occurred which compelled Cyrus Harding and his two friends to yield to the lad’s wish, and God alone knew that this determination might cause them grief and remorse. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Anthony Trollope But her swearing alone mightn’t be enough. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Slowly, while Judith was speaking, her brain had been taking in this fact—that Judith was going away and that she would be alone and defenceless. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Elizabeth Gaskell The evening of the day on which Mr. Gibson had been to see the squire, the three women were alone in the drawing-room, for Mr Gibson had had a long round and was not as yet come in. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

John Galsworthy If they had any knowledge at all, they must see at once that his collection alone was worth at least thirty thousand pounds. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Bronislaw Malinowski A small child living with its parents alone in the wilderness is naturally entirely in their hands and at their mercy. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Then came a telegram from Kitty saying that she wanted Harry to come East and get her, so Roxanne and Jeffrey were left alone in that privacy of which they never seemed to tire. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

H.P. Lovecraft Derby left the car with a hasty repetition of his thanks, and I drove home alone with a curious feeling of relief. The Thing on the Doorstep by H.P. Lovecraft [1933]

Edith Wharton Vance was seized by the longing to be alone with Floss — chatter silenced, lights extinguished, only he and she lifted above the world on a moon-washed height. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Do you not see? It will be all your own; and on it alone a man could live. Signa by Ouida

John Galsworthy In this way — for Soames was not alone in his conclusions — the early decease of most living painters was ensured. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

He stated, too, as a well-known fact, that in prisons where ‘hanged men’ had been buried, the most hardened warders would never venture to go alone into the graveyard at night. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Edith Wharton She had already forgotten her own hurt — she was alone again with Bessy’s sterile pain. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Victor Hugo The good condition and perfectly water-tight state of the hull alone saved her from this disaster. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Radclyffe Hall His lips moved; God alone knew to whom he prayed, and God alone knew what prayers he was praying — horrible he was, sitting there all alone with that infamous chaplet between his fingers. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

He’d got it all down on paper, the Lord alone knows how. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

Wilkie Collins SHE was sitting alone in the dim light, with the bandage over her eyes, with her pretty hands crossed patiently on her lap. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Can I stand it? To sit all alone in my little narrow room and know that he is going about as gay as you please with people who wouldn’t look at me twice. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Anna Katherine Green He was not alone in the cellar. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

George Gissing A little more than an hour ago she was by chance left alone and, being delirious—out of her mind—escaped from the house. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

He leaves you alone every evening to go and play with gentlemen who turn up the king with a dexterity the Legitimists must envy. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Elizabeth Gaskell I don’t think you will, for you are something like me, my love — never less alone than when alone, as one of the great authors has justly expressed it. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

The Morelle alone whispered in its clear tones. The Miller’s Daughter by Émile Zola

George Meredith Still he might expect to be alone with her where she could not slip from him. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

He had sent all the other servants to bed, and had sat up alone to receive his master. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

D. H. Lawrence Paul realised with a start that he had been afraid to go to bed, alone in the house with his dead. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope He was the first of the guests, and he found Mr Monk alone in the dining-room. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Florence alone in this matter is altogether good. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

He takes things that most folks leave alone and when he’s got the dope in him there’s nothing on earth he won’t do. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

John Hill Burton Indolence alone is a motive in favour of truth: to support a lie through a circumstantial history, under a battery of cross-questions, is a difficult task which a man will not enter on for nothing. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

I felt myself abandoned and alone in the world. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Ford Madox Ford God help us, you’d think that when a poor devil was in the trenches they’d let him alone . A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Olaf Stapledon Moreover, they soon found reason to suspect that they themselves alone had the cause of the spirit at heart, and that the rest of the world was frivolous. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Willa Cather He thought she might be a little tearful, and that it would be kinder to leave her alone for a while. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

When I found myself alone in the carriage with the lady, it dawned upon me more and more that in her manner there was something very strange. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

Mark Twain I am alone in the world — let me suffer; can bear it. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Robert Louis Stevenson He would not be alone either; there must be more along with him; I daresay we are spied upon this minute. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Henry Adams Monckton Milnes alone took the trouble to draw him, and possibly Milnes was the only man in England with whom Henry Adams, at that moment, had a chance of calling out such an unEnglish effort. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

D. H. Lawrence And then, thank God, he could go to bed, alone, in his own cold bed, alone, thank God. To be alone in the night! For this he was unspeakably thankful. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Mark Twain Then he says: “How are you on the deef and dumb, Bilgewater?” The duke said, leave him alone for that; said he had played a deef and dumb person on the histronic boards. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

When they were alone Robert noticed that Marion had been waiting to say something. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

He then rode away, leaving me with no very agreeable feelings, on finding myself alone in the world, uncertain of the future, and suspicious of my present fate. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Rudyard Kipling Mrs. Delville alone in the hotel was unchanged. Under the Deodars by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

I alone shall fast, and do penance; for to my shame I say it, I was unjust to him, and knew not his worth till it was too late. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Benjamin Disraeli The threshold was passed, and Lothair found himself for the first time alone in Rome. Utterly reckless, he cared not where he went or what might happen. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

I was waiting alone for his arrival, which soon took place. Green Tea by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

And, finally, these people inquire whether it is the masses alone who need a reformed and improved education. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

Clay walks out on him, and he runs her to earth in a country cottage, alone with a man. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Sinclair Lewis When Roy and the boys were away, she stayed alone in a shuttered room, in a house that rustled with hate, in a silence that screamed, alone with a sullen cook and a defiant maid. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

For what would have been the good? Davidson alone was visibly married. Because of the Dollars by Joseph Conrad [1915]

D. H. Lawrence Here, and here alone carriages can spank along, very slowly, officers can ride, and the people can promenade “en masse. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

No wonder Amabel almost lived on those papers! It would not be too much to say she was very happy in her own way when alone with them; the desk on a chair by her sofa. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

George Eliot But it has closed in now,’ the old man continued, after a short pause; ‘it has closed in now; — all but the narrow track he has left me to tread — alone in my blindness. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Guy de Maupassan She was left alone with Saval, in the night. Yvette by Guy de Maupassan

Anthony Hope But the queen cried: “Are you sending Rudolf alone, then — alone against two?” “Yes, madam, if I may command the campaign,” said Sapt. “I take it he should be equal to the task. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

He died in great loneliness, this man, for it was I alone who saw his limbs grow still in death. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

William Hazlitt A taste for liberal art is necessary to complete the character of a gentleman, Science alone is hard and mechanical. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

Anthony Trollope I have never walked down Fifth Avenue alone without thinking of money. North America by Anthony Trollope

So it had come to him very early that someone had been visiting the house and yet — yet the inspector had told him positively that he alone had had the key. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

Let Nature alone sit high above the lists, “rain influence and judge the prize. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

Virginia Woolf Fanny thought it all came from Tom Jones. He could go alone with a book in his pocket and watch the badgers. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

Henry James Hyacinth had come upstairs in a tremor of desire to be alone with the revelation that he carried in his pocket, yet the sight of Anastasius Vetch gave him a sudden relief by postponing solitude. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

She lived in a pretty frame house standing alone in a street that ran parallel to Massachusetts Street, nearly opposite to a large and ugly church. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Edith Wharton And I’ll be sure to be at the office whatever time he wants me on Monday.” When he had gone Héloïse Tarrant sat down alone and looked into the fire. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Anthony Trollope She was all alone in her misery, and could see no way out of it. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Fraulein von Ravenheim presided over tea and for a few minutes they were alone with her, with conversation flagging and difficult. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Sinclair Lewis Of young women with a richness of potential love but with no prettiness about them, alone in the evening, waiting for a telephone call that would never come. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

He was faint, too, with hunger; for he was afraid to eat the food Ghysbrecht had brought him; and hunger alone cows men. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

John Galsworthy And now where were they? Sold for a song! That something which made him, alone among Forsytes, move with the times had warned him against the struggle to retain them. Indian Summer of a Forsyte by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope He had gone from her ruthlessly, cruelly, falsely, with steps which sounded as though there were triumph in his escape, and left her seated alone near the skylights. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

H. G. Wells The two ladies were at home and alone beside a big fire that seemed wonderfully cheerful after the winter night. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

He seemed so often to reduce her to tears! And he didn’t want to be cried over; he only wanted to be left alone — alone to sulk and despair. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Benjamin Disraeli She was not made aware of his arrival, and was alone with Mrs. Penruddock, who never left her night or day. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Gaston Leroux They were quite alone on the immense lead roof. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

Henry Handel Richardson But you were quite safe from the other girls; and that was what she and Peg wanted — to be alone together. Growing Pains by Henry Handel Richardson

D. H. Lawrence Her revulsion from Australia had passed quicker than his, now that she saw herself escaping from town and from neighbours to the quiet of a house by the sea, alone with him. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Andrew Lang Sir Theodore Martin alone is left. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

F. Scott Fitzgerald A moment later Basil found himself alone with Evelyn Beebe on the stage. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

F. Scott Fitzgerald For twenty years he had lived alone with Hill’s name and God. On Sunday morning Carl Miller awoke in the dustless quiet of six o’clock. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Henry James All the more that since then — your aunt being so much with Mr. Touchett — I’ve been quite alone and have got rather tired of my own society. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Give me the Lamp, Ambrosio. I must descend alone into these Caverns: Wait here, and if any one approaches, warn me by your voice; But as you value your existence, presume not to follow me. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

I am not quite alone in it; I have my mother still — and my Redeemer.” Some tears forced their way at these brave, gentle words. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

E. F. Benson Have you any remembrance of a woman always alone walking about the moor by the loch? I think I once called your attention to her. Gavon’s Eve by E. F. Benson

The Chief Commissioner was not alone this time. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Baldwin Spencer The sight of one is alone enough to cause the greatest fright to a woman who has offended her blackfellow, while the stroke is supposed to result in death, or at least in maiming for life. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

All I contend is that they alone possess the necessary temperaments to have carried out such a crime. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

Elizabeth Gaskell After she had been at home about a week, her friend proposed that she should accompany her in some little excursion, having pleasure alone for its object. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Guy de Maupassant Two men walked alone as scouts about three yards ahead. Lieutenant Lare’s Marriage (Le Mariage du lieutenant Laré) by Guy de Maupassant [1880]

Hollis was facing us alone with something small that glittered between his fingers. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Imogene alone remained unmoved. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Henry James He saw he should never more cross the threshold of the second room, and he felt how much this alone would make a stranger of him and give a conscious stiffness to his visits. The Altar of the Dead by Henry James [1895]

George Gissing You mean that I alone am concerned; that your position will in no case be affected?” “Yes, I mean that,” answered Constance, quietly. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]