Phrases with "alone"

Jules Verne Now, was I on board the “Terror?” And was I alone with the Captain and his two men? This seemed probable, almost certain. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Anthony Trollope At this time the two ladies were left a great deal alone together in the drawing-room at the parsonage; more, perhaps, than had ever yet been the case since Lucy had been there. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

The Stranger was left alone with the children and the woman. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

Lady Morgan Her improvement is rapid—her father delighted, and she quite fascinated by the novelty of her avocation; the priest congratulates me, and I alone am dissatisfied. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

Anthony Trollope Laura, would you mind leaving me and Miss Effingham alone for a few minutes?” Lady Laura got up, and so also did Miss Effingham. “For what purpose?” said the latter. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

The king, therefore, was seated alone at a small separate table, which, like the desk of a president, overlooked the adjoining tables. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Mr. Sabin alone was curiously silent and distant. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Maurice and the abbe remained alone in the drawing-room, silent and appalled by horrible forebodings. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

He knows his power—knows that he alone makes or mars a restaurant, and that if he is five minutes late everything is out of gear. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

George Meredith With absolute pathos he related to Mr. Powys the aberrations of the divinely-gifted voice, the wreck which Vittoria strove to become, and from which he alone was striving to rescue her. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

D. H. Lawrence He remembered Lilly — and the saying that one must possess oneself, and be alone in possession of oneself. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

F. Scott Fitzgerald This was his preview; all had been delivered into his hands: his name would stand alone on the screen when the picture was released. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

Gaston Leroux What alone mattered was the significance of Natacha’s act, and the unhappy girl seemed not to be concerned over what he would think of it. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

He spoke to his God alone — or to his dead; not even Signa heard. Signa by Ouida

Wilkie Collins We are both pledged never to divulge to any living creature what our eyes alone have seen. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

When he was found to be convent bred, and going alone to Rome, he became a personage, and in the morning they showed him over the convent and made him stay and dine in the refectory. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

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

Louisa May Alcott But she certainly did grow a little pale and pensive that spring, lost much of her relish for society, and went out sketching alone a good deal. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Anthony Trollope When alone with him she would seem to make every word of his a law. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

We have no ladies in this house who are in the habit of coming home alone after midnight. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

When they were alone with her, her eyes never quitted them, but pursued them into every corner of the bedroom. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Guy de Maupassant The funeral took place next morning, then, after the ceremony, the father-inlaw and the daughter-inlaw found themselves alone in the farm-house with the child. Old Amable (Père Amable) by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

A ruined gateway of the Ptolemaic period and a forlorn-looking sitting statue of Menephtah, the supposed Pharaoh of the Exodus, alone remain to identify the sites on which they stood. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

John Locke The ideas of the primary alone really exist. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Elizabeth Gaskell He left his father — he left them all — and went off into the woods, to be alone until the time came when he might mount his horse and ride over to put his fate to the touch. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Jules Verne Nadia did not doubt that powerful reasons alone could have allowed him to suffer so great a humiliation from such a man. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Anthony Trollope But when she should be alone in the old house, with the corpse lying on the bed, would Anton Trendellsohn come to her then? He did not come to her now, though he knew of her father’s illness. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope It was not that Jack had avoided her, but that it was necessary that she should be sure of having half-an-hour alone with him. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Edith Wharton One day, however, they chanced to find themselves alone before Bessy’s return from her ride. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Dirt is a great respecter of persons; it lets you alone when you are well dressed, but as soon as your collar is gone it flies towards you from all directions. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

We were in costume and ready to begin; Théodore alone had not appeared; we sent to his room to see what delayed him; he replied that he was almost ready and would come down in a moment. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

Wilkie Collins Left alone with Mr. Engelman and the widow, I felt that I might be an obstacle to confidential conversation, and withdrew to the office. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

She alone knew the weight which Raymond attached to his success. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

He alone is a light of his own. Coleridge by H. D. Traill [1884]

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

Before I had time to make a bow I was left alone with the girl — who, I remembered suddenly, had not been seen by any man or woman of that town since she had found it necessary to put up her hair. A Smile of Fortune by Joseph Conrad [1911]

I noticed, too, that the little grove we had explored on our first visit stood alone in a big stretch of lawn, so that its perfection might be clearly seen. The Grove of Ashtaroth by John Buchan [1910]

Henry James They turned up alone at other timesthen only perhaps with a dim richness of reference. In the Cage by Henry James [1898]

Henry James The separation, so far as seeing her alone or as continuous talk was concerned, had now been tolerably long; had lasted really ever since his failure to regain his seat. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Wilkie Collins He naturally swore at her for taking that liberty, while he lay awake alone in his bed. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Edith Wharton It was not religious zeal alone which had started her on her lecturing tour. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

George Gissing To her, alone of all women, knowledge had come with a curse. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

He alone would have any influence with them; I do not even know them under their true names. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

It is a wonderful place to be alone in—a place in which the very darkness and silence are old, and in which Time himself seems to have fallen asleep. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Miss Vipen, sitting bolt upright by Mrs. Sampson’s side, addressing now and again a sharp word of reproof to the two young Sampsons sitting opposite to her, alone divined the cause of the delay. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

The thought of her husband, alone — or rather, not alone — in his camp, was troubling her. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Algernon Blackwood He slipped homewards, uncomfortable and followed, glad to be with a crowd — because he was otherwise alone with more than he could dare to think about. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

Jules Verne The first time this whistle was heard the sailors looked round about them; they were alone on deck all together, and no stranger was to be seen; and yet the whistle was again heard from time to time. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

Thomas Hardy However, when she found herself alone in her room for a few minutes — the last day this on which she was ever to enter it — she knelt down and prayed. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Robert Green Ingersoll He saw the smoke from his hearth go up alone in all the wide and lonely sky. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

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]

George Gissing Never trust the thoroughness of the man who is a revolutionist on abstract principles; personal feeling alone goes to the root of the matter. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Wilkie Collins Left alone with Surgeon Wetzel, Horace noticed the strange old man still bending intently over the English lady who had been killed by the shell. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

G. K. Chesterton Nor indeed were the queer old codes alone involved; there were things she thought queerer still. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

E. Nesbi But now that she and her Mother and that awful sheet of newspaper were alone in the room together, she found that she could say nothing. The Railway Children by E. Nesbi

The young working-people consciously like them for the Arabian Night stuff, and would rather go alone to see a bad movie than go with two or three others to see a good music-hall. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Elizabeth Gaskell He was as if alone in the wide world with God. “A quarter of an hour more and all is over,” thought he. The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

Andrew Lang And thanking the merchants for their trouble, she sent them away, and remained alone with her visitor. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Ford Madox Ford And yet they’d be offended if you suggested that they weren’t the sort of person you could trust your wife alone with. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Edith Wharton But sounding thus through the hush of the night, alone awake in the sleeping town, it spoke to his wakefulness with a shock of mystery. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Helstone alone had ever repelled it. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Wilkie Collins Miss Verinder alone stopped the whole proceeding by refusing point-blank. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

He shut the door of the drawing-room and moved at hazard, alone amongst the heavy shadows and in the fiery twilight as of an elegant place of perdition. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

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]

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]

When he delivered a verdict of this nature some took it bravely, their blanched faces and parted lips alone betraying the emotion which they felt. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

E. Phillips Oppenheim We three are alone together now. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Every instinct in me told me he was a man it was unsafe for any woman to be alone with and he kept looking up and down the lonely road in a way that made me feel sick with fright. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

D. H. Lawrence Tanny and I have been very much alone in various countries: but that’s two, not one. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Something told him that he was not alone in this business; he had the sense that somewhere else on that terrace there were human beings engaged perhaps in the same enterprise. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

F. Scott Fitzgerald Rudolph’s uneven breathing alone ruffled the hot Sunday silence. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Where fact, where accident is, they must be silent, it alone can speak. Essays in Radical Empiricism by William James

George Eliot But no sooner had he licked up his supper than he went back to his master, while Lisbeth sat down alone to cry over her knitting. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Caroline Lamb We may be alone in the midst of crowds; and if indifference, nay, almost dislike to others, is a proof of attachment to you, you will be secure and satisfied. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

M. P. Shiel How I wondered and hoped then! Since she was alone there, I guessed that she had found out everything from Chris’s manner, and had made a row. The Lost Viol by M. P. Shiel [1905]

Come, as alone Mind can be the monarch and the seer, shining through the home it tenants — a pure, impressionless, sublime intelligence! Plus que vous ne pensez ce moment est terrible. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

To your virtue alone it is due that a horrible crime was not committed, and I love and honour you for it; even though it may cost me the loss of my only son. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Nor mine the manhood to win out, alone — but there is a man who came to me to-night and stood sponsor for the falling soul within me. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

E. T. A. Hoffmann Pray in what, my dear Signor Pasquale, can I serve you?” “I have a word or two to say to you, my dear Signor Salvator,” stammered Capuzzi painfully, “but — alone — when you are alone. Signor Formica by E. T. A. Hoffmann [1820]

George Gissing Here she sat alone for more than an hour, in fear lest her mother should come to the door. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

In matters like the present, however, I regret to say, her tongue runs riot with her, and for that reason alone I consider her little short of dangerous. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Benjamin Disraeli For the first few weeks Venetia was restless and dispirited, and when she was alone she often wept. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Henry Handel Richardson Mary’s heart bled for him; and even Richard was moved to remark that what John must be suffering, both mentally and physically, God alone knew. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Wilkie Collins Even at this distance of time, I shrink from reviving the memory of what I suffered, alone in my room on that miserable night. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

When brought into the quarters, the gold alone was sufficient to make three great heaps. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Arthur Conan Doyle He alone had no desire to hold us against our will in a strange land. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The nameless Thought, the nameless Power, the superpersonal Heart, — he shall repose alone on that. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

The will Nash Caromel wished to make was accomplished, signed and sealed, himself and this said Evesham lawyer being alone privy to its contents. Caromel’s Farm by Ellen Wood [1878]

Sinclair Lewis Though, by golly, I will have a few days alone with Paul in Maine! . Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

There lay Ada, white as the driven snow, with closed eyes, whose faintly trembling lids alone betokened that she was not yet fled to the land of quiet shadows. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

Death alone kept the keys of that island prison. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

H. G. Wells Bailey was all alone in the house, for his housekeeper had gone into the town three miles away to pay bills, and the servant had her holiday. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

Anthony Trollope She had wept alone when she thought of it, with a conscious feeling that as she was the Lady Anna there could be no happy love between herself and the only youth whom she had known. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing The prime need of her life was love, and love alone could restore her strength and give her courage to live. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Louisa May Alcott Each do our part alone in many things, but at home we work together, always. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

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]

Edith Wharton When Mr. Langhope and Cicely arrived at Hanaford they found Amherst alone to receive them. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Andrew Lang All night long he moved restlessly from door to window; and when the trumpets sounded, and the combatants rode into the field, he alone was missing. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Rudyard Kipling It’s leavin’ ’em alone that gives ’em their chance to ruin colts an’ kill folks. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Henry James If I did not leave them alone she meant me to come for a purpose — a purpose now indicated by the quick, fantastic idea that to oblige me she had unlocked the secretary. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

Henry James The newspapers and letters, the fruits of the first London post, had been brought to the mistress of Ricks in the garden; and she lingered there alone a long time after receiving them. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

D.H. Lawrence How could he leave her alone while he watched the sky? She almost put her two hands over his eyes. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Henry Handel Richardson Although he had been alone now for more than forty-eight hours—a July quiet reigned over the place—he had not managed to think connectedly. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

War, Mrs. Dodd! war to the death! From this moment I am alone in the world with her. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

D. H. Lawrence And once you’ve chummed up with your God, you’ll never be alone again, poor you. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

His proposal was accepted, and the crew and captain soon left him alone on the deck of his vessel. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

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

Anthony Trollope Industry alone never does that, and certainly not that sort of industry which breaks down once in every six months. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Henry David Thoreau This alone of our indigenous deciduous trees (excepting the Dogwood, of which I do not know half a dozen, and they are but large bushes) is now in its glory. Autumnal Tints by Henry David Thoreau [1862]

Elizabeth Gaskell Allow me to go alone to my tete-a-tete with madame. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

Henry Handel Richardson As if struck by a beneficent blindness, Mary, alone unseeing, alone unsuspecting, held to her way. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Charles Dickens He was again alone in his room of the previous night, considering what to do next, when he heard a foot upon the stair. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Bram Stoker This alone would not have produced the seeming indifference, so they set their minds to discover the real cause. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Henry Adams Of the five, Adams alone was tame; he alone added nothing to the wit or humor, except as a listener; but they needed a listener and he was useful. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Walter Scott But I have no engagement with Sir William and Lady Ashton. It is with Miss Ashton alone that I have entered upon the subject, and my conduct in the matter shall be entirely ruled by hers. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

George Gissing It’s unworthy of you; and if I am to live in fear of being surprised whenever I come out alone ——. Sleeping Fires by George Gissing [1896]

Thomas Hardy She asked him to come in, if only for a minute, as it would seem so odd otherwise, and as if she had been out alone in the dark. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Mark Twain He was an Irishman, son of an Irish king — there were thirty thousand kings reigning in County Cork alone in his time, fifteen hundred years ago. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

She could not go alone to a country where she had no friends, where she might arrive only to hear the dreadful news, which must overwhelm her with grief and remorse. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Benjamin Disraeli This idea had once haunted her, and she had seldom found herself alone without almost unconsciously musing over it. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Henry Handel Richardson God alone knows what the end will be. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Robert Louis Stevenson But perhaps the true way to toboggan is alone and at night. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope Here she was alone for a few minutes. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

To wash young children is injurious to health; therefore the mothers suffer them to fall into a state of personal uncleanliness which is alone enough to engender disease. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Jules Verne I found myself alone on the burning ship, and what could I do? The fire- hole was completely blocked up with ice. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

Baisemeaux installed the prelate with that all-inclusive politeness of which a good man, or a grateful man, alone possesses the secret. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Anthony Trollope Of course he could declare his love and ask her to be his wife on any occasion on which he might find himself to be alone with her. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Willa Cather It was the first word he had had alone with her for almost a year. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

Anne Bronte But the sea was my delight; and I would often gladly pierce the town to obtain the pleasure of a walk beside it, whether with the pupils, or alone with my mother during the vacations. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte [1847]

The names of a few leaders alone survive the end of armed strife and are further preserved in history; so that, vanishing from men’s active memories, they still exist in books. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

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]

Charles Dickens Mr Brass’s first impression was, that his host was gone and had left him there alone — perhaps locked him in for the night. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Conway alone submitted to a rich and growing enchantment. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Anthony Trollope If she went alone she would at once be taken to Cross Hall; and he could understand that the recent occurrence would not add to the serenity of her life there. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

This alone secures him an important place in our literary history. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

In England the masters alone usually leave the nest to collect building materials and food for themselves, their slaves and larvae. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

She opened her eyes, looked around her with terror, saw that the apartment was empty and that she was alone with her liberator. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Henry James But she had passed hours in his studio alone without permitting herself a stolen peep; she was capable of that if she believed it would please him. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Soon the two men were alone again, Seaman puffing out dense volumes of smoke, gripping his cigar between his teeth, brandishing it sometimes in his hand to give effect to his words. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

Henry Handel Richardson Bitterly he regretted his overhasty intrusion on this, the most exclusive club in the city; to which wealth alone was the passport. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Man’s nature is manifold; Allah alone is one. The Adventures of the Black Girl in her Search for God by George Bernard Shaw

Edgar Allan Poe He is alone with the ghost of the departed. The Mystery of Marie Roget by Edgar Allan Poe [1842]

Arnold Bennett They filled him with a desire to run fast and far, to be alone at sea, or to be deep somewhere in the bosom of the earth. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

So many a here heard of her noble mind, that it alone brought many a guest 34 to Gunther’s land. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

I was left alone with you: You slept; I loosened the bandage from your hand; I kissed the wound, and drew out the poison with my lips. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

There he stood, alone and thoughtful, to take the last farewell of the wondrous life that he had known. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Alexander Pope Dryden alone (what wonder?) came not nigh, Dryden alone escaped this judging eye: But still the great have kindness in reserve, He help’d to bury whom he help’d to starve. Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot by Alexander Pope [1735]

I felt the sense of danger and impending calamity, and I had the curious feeling, too, that I alone could avert it, alone could grapple with it. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Andrew Lang The boy grew to be a big boy, and one day the giant told him that he would have to amuse himself alone for many hours, as he had a journey to make. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

He intends living alone on one of his estates. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Marjorie Bowen The ghost of course, undoubtedly the ghost, and she alone in the house and at its mercy. Elsie’s Lonely Afternoon by Marjorie Bowen

Radclyffe Hall She waited until they were alone together and then she turned on her sister. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Wilkie Collins Even her face alone — simply as a face — could not escape perpetual discussion; and that, too, among Valentine’s friends, who all knew her well, and loved her dearly. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

In another moment she was gone, and Sweetwater found himself alone with his reflections. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Henry James He desired a word with Julia alone — as much alone as the two annoying servants would allow. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Wilkie Collins My lady’s unaccountable objection to the Sergeant seemed to make our conference more distasteful to her than ever, as soon as we were left alone again. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Anthony Trollope In his profession alone it is considered honorable to be a bulwark to deception, and to make the worse appear the better cause. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

You are too just to wish that I alone should expiate wrongs that are not of my making. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Ford Madox Ford She did not wish to be alone in the dark with this hating man. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Anthony Trollope It was very bad to be alone here, particularly when I felt that papa always looked at me as though I were a sinner. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling I will hunt alone in the Jungle. I have said it. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

Ivan Turgenev I had a horse to ride; I used to saddle it myself and set off alone for long rides, break into a rapid gallop and fancy myself a knight at a tournament. First Love by Ivan Turgenev

William Hope Hodgson And I closed the door, and came back to Mine Own, that we have those last instants alone together. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

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

Anthony Trollope He had been alone for twenty minutes when Mary came into the room. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

It was necessary that d’Artagnan should find alone the staircase and the little chamber. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Bram Stoker For when Lord Godalming found himself alone with me he sat down on the sofa and gave way utterly and openly. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Priscilla, alone and forgotten, was lingering in the shadow of the wood. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Edith Wharton He hung back, and she came out alone and paused within a few yards of him. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton [1911]

For three days Mary and I had been alone together, and for three days life had been to us as a garden full of the most beautiful flowers. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

George Gissing I am alone responsible for what has happened, and I must face the consequences. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

John Lewis Burckhard The Haouran alone is required to deliver every year into the store houses of the Mezareib, two thousand Gharara of barley, or about twenty or twenty-five thousand cwt. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

The desire that I had hitherto felt to be alone with my own miserable reflections gave place to a yearning for human companionship. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

And then — something tore me so cruelly under my shawl, something so dug into my side, a vulture so strong in beak and talon, I must be alone to grapple with it. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Wilkie Collins If it is really inevitable that she should know the truth — I alone must tell it; in my own way, and at my own time. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Robert Louis Stevenson By the end of this merchandising I was glad to leave her at the door with all our purchases, and go for a long walk alone in which to read myself a lecture. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Mrs. Belden went up-stairs, and for some time I was left alone to ponder over what I had heard, and determine upon my future course of action. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Wilkie Collins When he was at last satisfied, he told me to leave him alone with Mr. Gale. ‘We will ring,’ he said, ‘when we want you here again. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Instantly they were alone the cure unlocked his countenance and was himself again. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

So, Davy, my darling, you must never leave your father, who is alone and will be more alone as the years go. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Charles Dickens Mr. Lorry and Charles Darnay were left alone at the desk, in the general departure from the Bank. “Will you take charge of the letter?” said Mr. Lorry. “You know where to deliver it?” “I do. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

The Sikh policeman, who passed and repassed, alone seemed to wonder what a white lord could be doing in such a place at such a time. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Anthony Trollope Being a countess — that fact alone won’t make you happy. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Frances Hodgson Burnett When I found myself, without warning, face to face with her, alone in the night stillness of the wood, the bands broke. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Every individual man of them felt as though he were adrift alone in a boat, haunted by an almost imperceptible suspicion of sighing, muttering ghosts. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Edith Wharton Her interest in Owen led her to think more often of his mother, and sometimes she would slip away and stand alone before her predecessor’s portrait. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

The multitude look satisfied and pleased, as if enjoying a banquet or going on an outing in Spring. I alone seem listless and still, without purpose, confused by questions without end. Tao Te Ching by Lao tzu

The Conte, alone and on foot, did not leave the neighbourhood of the citadel until two hours later, when he saw that no one was stirring. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Far more women alone than women with men, he noted. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Henry Handel Richardson Summoning a station-hand to attend to the horse, she raised a blind and ushered Mahony into the dining-room, where she had been sitting at lunch, alone at the head of a large table. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Anthony Trollope He thought that he could do it if he and his father were alone together, or comparatively alone. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

I shall go alone to Remiremont, alone and sad. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Charles Kingsley He was at one extreme pole of the different types of manhood, and that burly doctor who had saved his life at the other: but her Saint Père alone perfectly combined the two. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

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

Andrew Lang This girl of seventeen, in fact, alone of the French folk, understood the political and military situation. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

The march was through broad gravelly valleys, among ‘monstrous protuberances’ of red and yellow gravel, elevated by their height alone to the dignity of mountains. Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird [1894]

I like being alone at the end of the day. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

H. Rider Haggard Still by now many individuals were fighting with their normal courage and discretion, and this alone was sufficient to defeat us. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

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

Robert Louis Stevenson On the morning of the third day, she walked alone for some time, and I perceived, to my great concern, that she was more than once in tears. The Pavilion on the Links by Robert Louis Stevenson