Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being alone; solitude, isolation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A state of being alone, or without company; solitariness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being alone or without company.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a disposition toward being alone

Etymologies

alone +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • You should not be without a greeting from me at Christmastime, when in the midst of the festivities your feeling of aloneness is apt to weigh more heavily upon you.

    Breakfast in Bed

  • Recognizing this aloneness is essential for togetherness.

    Waking Up Together « Happy Healthy Hip Parenting

  • It was a different kind of aloneness than the kind he had faced in the City, where he'd been surrounded by people every waking moment, and his constant quest had been for privacy.

    Tran Siberian

  • Okay, so the first night I got hives all over my body - I think the enormity of my "aloneness" hit me about one a.m. - but after that it was wonderful.

    Old Windows and New Eyes

  • But in many people's eyes, loneliness is synonymous with "aloneness" and therefore elicits an almost audible "aww."

    Catherine Specter: How To Lift Yourself Out Of Loneliness

  • The feeling/experience of 'aloneness' and 'never quite fitting'...

    The Queerness of Everything

  • Yes, there is a certain amount of alone-ness because of our uniqueness, but it's not the same kind of aloneness as among ableds--there's no exclusion of anyone.

    Illness, disability, ability, identity.

  • Will you allow me to walk beside you, to comfort and protect you, as you face your "aloneness"?

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • All through Katie's growing years she had worked hard at making sure that Katie never became distanced from her peers or from other adults, or suffered the kind of aloneness and isolation which she had suffered as a child.

    A Forbidden Loving

  • For a while I wasn't; and now she is; she is down in the aloneness which is eternal.

    A Knight of Ghosts and Shadows

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