Being alone didn't seem so bad to me after all.
I spoke to her alone for twenty minutes.
One cold winter night I was alone in my room.
She was alone in Ashley with no money.
I was alone, back in New York, on a totally secure line.
Leave me alone, then, for a while.
I have to convince you; taking it on faith alone isn't enough.
For four years and four months he lived alone on the island.
"I would rather live alone on a desert island than be a sailor on this ship," he said.
I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time.
A woman was sitting alone by the fire.
I wanted to stay, but I thought you wanted to be alone with your mother.
That issue alone could fill an entire chapter.
Given these agricultural strengths, is there anyone who believes the United States alone couldn't produce an extra $365 billion worth of food, at full retail price, if there were a ready buyer for it?
Leave her alone, Brandon.
A man thinking or working is always alone, let him be where he will.
When Carmen's father died, she thought she was alone in the world, yet all these people had been there for her.
And now she had put herself in a position where she would be alone with him in the car.
None of this would have happened if they hadn't been alone in the house.
It appeared to have no companion in the universe--sporting there alone--and to need none but the morning and the ether with which it played.
Yancey was alone in the kitchen.
I knew it when he caught you alone beside the pool.
She was thinking as if she alone were responsible.
I was, for a reason known to God alone, much more calm than the situation dictated.
Once inside, he found the child sleeping alone in her room; a little princess, he called her.
Martha wasn't doing well staying alone so she asked a bottle of Beefeater to keep her company.
I couldn't sit still in the office alone and I frankly I wanted the company of my wife.
Your actions alone accuse you.
My earliest distinct recollection of my father is making my way through great drifts of newspapers to his side and finding him alone, holding a sheet of paper before his face.
The sun is alone, except in thick weather, when there sometimes appear to be two, but one is a mock sun.
Tikhon alone attended him.
This wasn't about what he had hidden from her or the fact that he had left her alone for two weeks to go to Columbia.
What was he doing out here alone in the middle of the desert?
Each of us could find separate areas to be alone but remain close to each other.
This case was a twelve year old girl, shot in cold blood as she sat alone at the poolside of her California home.
Don't leave me here alone with that mad man on the loose!
While Martha was on the phone trying to get our air conditioning system checked, I had a few moments alone with my wife.
Once alone, I dialed Daniel Brennan.
I felt absolutely alone, cut off from my friends and the firm earth.
Consider the girls in a factory--never alone, hardly in their dreams.
She flourishes most alone, far from the towns where they reside.
We are most interested when science reports what those men already know practically or instinctively, for that alone is a true humanity, or account of human experience.
Russia alone must save Europe.
He was alone in the middle of a field.
He alone is now dearer to me than everything in the world.
Our sovereign alone has protested against the seizure of the Duke of Oldenburg's territory, and even...
If your betrothed comes here now--there will be no avoiding a quarrel; but alone with the old man he will talk things over and then come on to you.
Princess Mary, alarmed by her father's feverish and sleepless activity after his previous apathy, could not bring herself to leave him alone and for the first time in her life ventured to disobey him.
Nor do words alone prove that only he understood the meaning of the events.
He is constantly alone with his thoughts.
His mother lives there with him, so it's not like we'd be all alone out there.
If he was going to start throwing things, she had no intention of staying there in the kitchen alone with him.
Their lives were now entwined with the two people they left alone in that building.
She caught him alone in the hallway after supper, while Julia and Rachel were in the kitchen doing dishes.
But staying out there alone with a man?
It all seemed to be tailor made to her preferences - all but the part about staying alone in the house with him.
Not here alone on the couch.
We'll let Martha and Betsy alone to get acquainted.
Betsy was alone on the porch but as we approached, Martha opened the screen door, her arm around a frail looking man, about five-seven, who wore an off-center toupee and a fragile smile.
You were two points from sleeping alone big guy.
The smell of the flowers alone would have kept me up.
Defense attorneys alone will leave no stone unturned to find you.
That alone tells me all I need to know about you.
Once I was alone again, I pondered my unilateral decision to speak directly to Ethel Reagan as I sipped on cold coffee.
Some people around her know of her ability and assist her but she alone has the gift.
"It's unfair to Martha to leave her alone with an infant," I answered.
I drove the few miles to Howie's home feeling as guilty as a cheating husband for leaving Betsy alone and uninformed.
Once alone, I telephoned Martha and explained that Howie had summoned Julie to California and Betsy and I would house Molly in her mother's absence.
I didn't want to come right out and say Betsy was frightened to stay alone so I just shrugged.
There I'd try to get some time alone with my wife and mull through this train ride to oblivion.
Martha was alone with an infant and it was after nine o'clock.
You've got a baby up there asleep and you're alone in the house, tying one on.
Here I am, alone, feeling guilty, drunk, horny, scared shitless.
Betsy kissed me on the lips and whispered, "I don't want to stay alone either."
Whenever we needed a few moments alone, a dog walk was suggested and eagerly accepted.
The young girls were apprehensive about walking home alone in the late evening.
When Daniel Defoe heard how Selkirk had lived alone on the island of Juan Fernandez, he said to himself: Here is something worth telling about.
But at last his army was beaten; his men were scattered; and Tamerlane fled alone from the field of battle.
This works toward maximizing the utility that item can bring to someone. eBay is not alone in this regard.
These foodstuffs alone contain sixty thousand calories, or two thousand calories a day for a month, for a total of $30.
If I happen to be all alone and in an idle mood, I play a game of solitaire, of which I am very fond.
Sometimes, it is true, a sense of isolation enfolds me like a cold mist as I sit alone and wait at life's shut gate.
But of course, it is not alone for their bright colors that we love the flowers....
The blind alone could not support it, but it would not take very much money to make up the additional expense.
To be alone was something unpleasant.
God is alone--but the devil, he is far from being alone; he sees a great deal of company; he is legion.
In some places, within my own remembrance, the pines would scrape both sides of a chaise at once, and women and children who were compelled to go this way to Lincoln alone and on foot did it with fear, and often ran a good part of the distance.
It chanced that I walked that way across the fields the following night, about the same hour, and hearing a low moaning at this spot, I drew near in the dark, and discovered the only survivor of the family that I know, the heir of both its virtues and its vices, who alone was interested in this burning, lying on his stomach and looking over the cellar wall at the still smouldering cinders beneath, muttering to himself, as is his wont.
This alone wears well.
I felt as if I alone of all my townsmen had paid my tax.
Just for a whim of his own, goodness only knows why, he leaves me and locks me up alone in the country.
Alone all the same, without my friends....
"It's nothing, nothing; leave me alone!" sobbed Sonya.
You alone are everything! said Nicholas.
"I often think, though, perhaps it's a sin," said the princess, "that here lives Count Cyril Vladimirovich Bezukhov so rich, all alone... that tremendous fortune... and what is his life worth?
After Anna Mikhaylovna had driven off with her son to visit Count Cyril Vladimirovich Bezukhov, Countess Rostova sat for a long time all alone applying her handkerchief to her eyes.
Everyone stood up respectfully when the Military Governor, having stayed about half an hour alone with the dying man, passed out, slightly acknowledging their bows and trying to escape as quickly as possible from the glances fixed on him by the doctors, clergy, and relatives of the family.
When the Military Governor had gone, Prince Vasili sat down all alone on a chair in the ballroom, crossing one leg high over the other, leaning his elbow on his knee and covering his face with his hand.
He listened, refraining from a reply, and involuntarily wondered how this old man, living alone in the country for so many years, could know and discuss so minutely and acutely all the recent European military and political events.
"Denisov, let him alone, I know who has taken it," said Rostov, going toward the door without raising his eyes.
For Christ's sake let me alone! cried the wounded man, but still he was lifted and laid on the stretcher.
Kutuzov alone at last gains a real victory, destroying the spell of the invincibility of the French, and the Minister of War does not even care to hear the details.
Listening to Bilibin he was already imagining how on reaching the army he would give an opinion at the war council which would be the only one that could save the army, and how he alone would be entrusted with the executing of the plan.
"Thank you very much, I will go on alone," said Prince Andrew, wishing to rid himself of this staff officer's company, "please don't trouble yourself further."
It was Timokhin's company, which alone had maintained its order in the wood and, having lain in ambush in a ditch, now attacked the French unexpectedly.
He was alone now, except for a soldier who was sitting naked at the other side of the fire, warming his thin yellow body.
Now I know that not because of her alone, nor of myself alone, but because of everyone, it must inevitably come about.
While the guests were taking their leave Pierre remained for a long time alone with Helene in the little drawing room where they were sitting.
He had often before, during the last six weeks, remained alone with her, but had never spoken to her of love.
After a while they were left alone again.
Princess Mary was sitting alone in her room, vainly trying to master her agitation.
"No, leave me alone," said Princess Mary.
As soon as they were alone together, Prince Vasili announced his hopes and wishes to the old prince.
She is so unfortunate, a stranger, alone, helpless!
At first he heard the sound of indifferent voices, then Anna Mikhaylovna's voice alone in a long speech, then a cry, then silence, then both voices together with glad intonations, and then footsteps.
On receiving Boris' letter he rode with a fellow officer to Olmutz, dined there, drank a bottle of wine, and then set off alone to the Guards' camp to find his old playmate.
When the Emperor had passed nearly all the regiments, the troops began a ceremonial march past him, and Rostov on Bedouin, recently purchased from Denisov, rode past too, at the rear of his squadron--that is, alone and in full view of the Emperor.
Toward evening Dolgorukov came back, went straight to the Tsar, and remained alone with him for a long time.
"But it can't be he, alone in the midst of this empty field!" thought Rostov.
It is as if I were glad of a chance to take advantage of his being alone and despondent!
After five o'clock it was only at the Augesd Dam that a hot cannonade (delivered by the French alone) was still to be heard from numerous batteries ranged on the slopes of the Pratzen Heights, directed at our retreating forces.
Princess Mary sat alone in her room listening to the sounds in the house, now and then opening her door when someone passed and watching what was going on in the passage.
This was the first time since his return that they had talked alone and about their love.
To say "tomorrow" and keep up a dignified tone was not difficult, but to go home alone, see his sisters, brother, mother, and father, confess and ask for money he had no right to after giving his word of honor, was terrible.
"Can he really be going away leaving me alone without having told me all, and without promising to help me?" thought Pierre, rising with downcast head; and he began to pace the room, glancing occasionally at the Mason.
Left alone, Pierre went on smiling in the same way.
Why do I alone not see what you see?
I am alone in charge of three hospitals with more than four hundred patients!
He really was in their way, for he alone took no part in the conversation which again became general.
When he and Boris were alone, Rostov felt for the first time that he could not look Boris in the face without a sense of awkwardness.
"Well then, go, go, go..." said Rostov, and refusing supper and remaining alone in the little room, he walked up and down for a long time, hearing the lighthearted French conversation from the next room.
That night, alone in new surroundings, he was long unable to sleep.
After that journey to Ryazan he found the country dull; his former pursuits no longer interested him, and often when sitting alone in his study he got up, went to the mirror, and gazed a long time at his own face.
But the moment the door opened one feeling alone appeared on all faces-- that of fear.
At that time, when everything was plunged in darkness, preaching alone was of course sufficient.
Returned home for dinner and dined alone--the countess had many visitors I do not like.
A strange feeling agitated me all the time I was alone with him in the dark chamber.
She looked at her and gave her alone a special smile in addition to her usual smile as hostess.
Natasha grew pale, in a panic of expectation, when she remained alone with him for a moment.
Sometimes the others would get up and go away and the couple, left alone, still remained silent.
"Whatever trouble may come," Prince Andrew continued, "I beg you, Mademoiselle Sophie, whatever may happen, to turn to him alone for advice and help!
Religion, and religion alone, can--I will not say comfort us--but save us from despair.
But not to speak of her alone, that early and terrible death has had the most beneficent influence on me and on my brother in spite of all our grief.
Once, when in a room with a lamp dimly lit before the icon Theodosia was talking of her life, the thought that Theodosia alone had found the true path of life suddenly came to Princess Mary with such force that she resolved to become a pilgrim herself.
Facing him lay a field of winter rye, there his own huntsman stood alone in a hollow behind a hazel bush.
"Let her alone, Kondratevna," said Natasha.
Count Rostopchin alone kept the conversation going, now relating the latest town news, and now the latest political gossip.
Mademoiselle Bourienne alone smiled agreeably.
He said this at a moment when she alone could hear him.
Helene had disappeared leaving them alone, and Anatole had taken her hand and said in a tender voice:
The Emperor was not dancing, he stood in the doorway, stopping now one pair and now another with gracious words which he alone knew how to utter.
This inevitability alone can explain how the cruel Arakcheev, who tore out a grenadier's mustache with his own hands, whose weak nerves rendered him unable to face danger, and who was neither an educated man nor a courtier, was able to maintain his powerful position with Alexander, whose own character was chivalrous, noble, and gentle.
Bagration alone is a military man.
Little Nicholas alone had changed.
He alone did not obey the law of immutability in the enchanted, sleeping castle.
In answer to Toll, Paulucci suggested an advance and an attack, which, he urged, could alone extricate us from the present uncertainty and from the trap (as he called the Drissa camp) in which we were situated.
Of all those present, evidently he alone was not seeking anything for himself, nursed no hatred against anyone, and only desired that the plan, formed on a theory arrived at by years of toil, should be carried out.
Pfuel alone seemed to consider Napoleon a barbarian like everyone else who opposed his theory.
"Leave him alone," said Mary Hendrikhovna, smiling timidly and happily.
He drank reluctantly, tried to remain alone, and kept turning something over in his mind.
She liked to be with him better than with the others, and when alone with him she sometimes laughed.
Heavy night dews alone refreshed the earth.
Alpatych, having sent his family away, was alone at Bald Hills and was sitting indoors reading the Lives of the Saints.
"Let me alone; it's not true!" she cried angrily to him.
Go away yourself, alone... came from various sides of the crowd.
Having repeated her order to Dron to have horses ready for her departure next morning, she went to her room and remained alone with her own thoughts.
When she had taken leave of him and remained alone she suddenly felt her eyes filling with tears, and then not for the first time the strange question presented itself to her: did she love him?
Another valet, with his finger over the mouth of a bottle, was sprinkling Eau de Cologne on the Emperor's pampered body with an expression which seemed to say that he alone knew where and how much Eau de Cologne should be sprinkled.
His first unconscious feeling of joyful animation produced by the sights and sounds of the battlefield was now replaced by another, especially since he had seen that soldier lying alone in the hayfield.
There for several hours amid incessant cannon and musketry fire, now Russians were seen alone, now Frenchmen alone, now infantry, and now cavalry: they appeared, fired, fell, collided, not knowing what to do with one another, screamed, and ran back again.
For a little while he was left alone and involuntarily witnessed what was taking place on the other two tables.
It was not Napoleon alone who had experienced that nightmare feeling of the mighty arm being stricken powerless, but all the generals and soldiers of his army whether they had taken part in the battle or not, after all their experience of previous battles--when after one tenth of such efforts the enemy had fled--experienced a similar feeling of terror before an enemy who, after losing HALF his men, stood as threateningly at the end as at the beginning of the battle.
He was convinced that he alone could maintain command of the army in these difficult circumstances, and that in all the world he alone could encounter the invincible Napoleon without fear, and he was horrified at the thought of the order he had to issue.
Yes, one must harness them, must harness them! he repeated to himself with inward rapture, feeling that these words and they alone expressed what he wanted to say and solved the question that tormented him.
When left alone at last he opened and read his wife's letter.
Sonya alone directed the practical side of matters by getting things packed.
All the rest of that day Pierre spent alone in his benefactor's study, and Gerasim heard him pacing restlessly from one corner to another and talking to himself.
He unexpectedly felt himself ridiculous, weak, and alone, with no ground to stand on.
He alone of all the Russians has disgraced the Russian name, he has caused Moscow to perish, said Rostopchin in a sharp, even voice, but suddenly he glanced down at Vereshchagin who continued to stand in the same submissive attitude.
"Yes, alone, for the sake of all, I must do it or perish!" he thought.
When the captain went out and he was left alone, suddenly he came to himself and realized the position he was in.
A happiness lying beyond material forces, outside the material influences that act on man--a happiness of the soul alone, the happiness of loving.
"Let that woman alone!" exclaimed Pierre hoarsely in a furious voice, seizing the soldier by his round shoulders and throwing him aside.
He knew he was in these men's power, that only by force had they brought him there, that force alone gave them the right to demand answers to their questions, and that the sole object of that assembly was to inculpate him.
They could not believe it because they alone knew what their life meant to them, and so they neither understood nor believed that it could be taken from them.
After the execution Pierre was separated from the rest of the prisoners and placed alone in a small, ruined, and befouled church.
After that he avoided Dessalles and the countess who caressed him and either sat alone or came timidly to Princess Mary, or to Natasha of whom he seemed even fonder than of his aunt, and clung to them quietly and shyly.
Kutuzov's merit lay, not in any strategic maneuver of genius, as it is called, but in the fact that he alone understood the significance of what had happened.
The sick soldier, Sokolov, pale and thin with dark shadows round his eyes, alone sat in his place barefoot and not dressed.
But the destruction of the French, which he alone foresaw, was his heart's one desire.
Of the Russian commanders Kutuzov alone understood this.
Kutuzov alone used all his power (and such power is very limited in the case of any commander-in-chief) to prevent an attack.
Karataev had told it to him alone some half-dozen times and always with a specially joyful emotion.
Only when alone together were they free from such outrage and pain.
Natasha remained alone and, from the time Princess Mary began making preparations for departure, held aloof from her too.
After she felt herself deserted by Princes Mary and alone in her grief, Natasha spent most of the time in her room by herself, sitting huddled up feet and all in the corner of the sofa, tearing and twisting something with her slender nervous fingers and gazing intently and fixedly at whatever her eyes chanced to fall on.
They saw that she alone was able to restrain her mother from unreasoning despair.
What did it matter to him--who then alone amid a senseless crowd understood the whole tremendous significance of what was happening--what did it matter to him whether Rostopchin attributed the calamities of Moscow to him or to himself?
Beginning with the battle of Borodino, from which time his disagreement with those about him began, he alone said that the battle of Borodino was a victory, and repeated this both verbally and in his dispatches and reports up to the time of his death.
He alone said that the loss of Moscow is not the loss of Russia.
He alone during the whole retreat insisted that battles, which were useless then, should not be fought, and that a new war should not be begun nor the frontiers of Russia crossed.
When alone with the field marshal the Emperor expressed his dissatisfaction at the slowness of the pursuit and at the mistakes made at Krasnoe and the Berezina, and informed him of his intentions for a future campaign abroad.
Kutuzov alone would not see this and openly expressed his opinion that no fresh war could improve the position or add to the glory of Russia, but could only spoil and lower the glorious position that Russia had gained.
He was alone in a strange town, without acquaintances.
The thought alone of what awaits...
Pierre gazed at the door through which she had disappeared and did not understand why he suddenly felt all alone in the world.
I don't know when I began to love her, but I have loved her and her alone all my life, and I love her so that I cannot imagine life without her.
The whole meaning of life--not for him alone but for the whole world--seemed to him centered in his love and the possibility of being loved by her.
He alone--with his ideal of glory and grandeur developed in Italy and Egypt, his insane self-adulation, his boldness in crime and frankness in lying--he alone could justify what had to be done.
The man who had devastated France returns to France alone, without any conspiracy and without soldiers.
He seemed carefully to cherish within himself the gloomy mood which alone enabled him to endure his position.
With Mademoiselle Bourienne's help the princess had maintained the conversation very well, but at the very last moment, just when he rose, she was so tired of talking of what did not interest her, and her mind was so full of the question why she alone was granted so little happiness in life, that in a fit of absent-mindedness she sat still, her luminous eyes gazing fixedly before her, not noticing that he had risen.
He alone could play on the clavichord that ecossaise (his only piece) to which, as he said, all possible dances could be danced, and they felt sure he had brought presents for them all.
What I say is widen the scope of our society, let the mot d'ordre be not virtue alone but independence and action as well!
Then I took the matter in hand: I left him alone and began with nurse's help to get the other children up, telling him that I did not love him.
Countess Mary wanted to tell him that man does not live by bread alone and that he attached too much importance to these matters.
Natasha and Pierre, left alone, also began to talk as only a husband and wife can talk, that is, with extraordinary clearness and rapidity, understanding and expressing each other's thoughts in ways contrary to all rules of logic, without premises, deductions, or conclusions, and in a quite peculiar way.
When a man works alone he always has a certain set of reflections which as it seems to him directed his past activity, justify his present activity, and guide him in planning his future actions.
If we consider a man alone, apart from his relation to everything around him, each action of his seems to us free.
On these three considerations alone is based the conception of irresponsibility for crimes and the extenuating circumstances admitted by all legislative codes.
If not, why had he gone - left her alone for two weeks?
She had always been a recluse at heart, often declining a social outing with her friends so that she could be alone with a book or her writing.
Sarah couldn't understand her desire to be alone, but she accepted it.
You intend to stay out there - alone with him?
I don't make the decisions alone, though.
Was he confused – alone and fighting a desire he detested?
If you want me to leave you alone, it's done.
We descended the basement stairs leaving Quinn alone in the kitchen.
I spent forty minutes alone with the director and related all the situations where your uncanny tips were involved.
"And that's just what I shall do if you don't let those little balls of pork alone," said Jim, glaring at the kitten with his round, big eyes.
"Let the poet alone," said Raschid.
If you are a farmer and work alone, you can only plant as much land as you can personally plow. You can do just a couple of thousand calories of work a day, consuming only the energy produced by the food you ate.
I shall not attempt to conquer her by force alone; but I shall insist on reasonable obedience from the start.
She has a very sociable disposition, and delights in the companionship of those who can follow the rapid motions of her fingers; but if left alone she will amuse herself for hours at a time with her knitting or sewing.
It is not the tailor alone who is the ninth part of a man; it is as much the preacher, and the merchant, and the farmer.
The student who secures his coveted leisure and retirement by systematically shirking any labor necessary to man obtains but an ignoble and unprofitable leisure, defrauding himself of the experience which alone can make leisure fruitful.
It appears from the above estimate, that my food alone cost me in money about twenty-seven cents a week.
In order to see how nearly I could guess, with this experience, at the deepest point in a pond, by observing the outlines of a surface and the character of its shores alone, I made a plan of White Pond, which contains about forty-one acres, and, like this, has no island in it, nor any visible inlet or outlet; and as the line of greatest breadth fell very near the line of least breadth, where two opposite capes approached each other and two opposite bays receded, I ventured to mark a point a short distance from the latter line, but still on the line of greatest length, as the deepest.
He is dying and you leave me alone with him!
But think, Andrew: for a young society woman to be buried in the country during the best years of her life, all alone--for Papa is always busy, and I... well, you know what poor resources I have for entertaining a woman used to the best society.
Religion alone can explain to us what without its help man cannot comprehend: why, for what cause, kind and noble beings able to find happiness in life--not merely harming no one but necessary to the happiness of others--are called away to God, while cruel, useless, harmful persons, or such as are a burden to themselves and to others, are left living.
Leave me alone, leave me alone!
The officers were about to take leave, but Prince Andrew, apparently reluctant to be left alone with his friend, asked them to stay and have tea.
I want you to promise me you won't go into the woods alone again.
I promise I won't go into the woods alone again.
Leave me alone, please leave me alone!