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Allone, Alone, a. Also: allon, alon. [Midland and southern Eng. form of Allane, used in Sc. poetry for rhyme, and later in both poetry and prose as an Anglicism. Freq. after 1550.] Alone (in various uses).(a) c1420 Wynt. viii. 4372 (the Erle Jhone … in a cog allone). a1500 Quare Jel. 19 (solitare allone). a1500 Bk. Chess 542 (to leif allone); 2160 (two rokis may a king allone put downe). 1513 Doug. ix. xii. 16 (with me allone). c1552 Lynd. Mon. 2177 (he prayit to the Lorde allone). a1578 Pitsc. I. 46/5 (to lat them allone); 261/5 (that on man allone).(b) a1500 Lanc. 1385 (alon). 1513 Doug. xi. xiv. 23 (a woman allon). a1570-86 Maitl. F. clxxix. 6 (put thi traist in God alon). 1658 Glasgow B. Rec. II. 404 (the boddie of the cairt alon).

b. With pronouns, as him allone, hir allone, myne allone, etc. (See Allane a. 2.)a1500 Quare Jel. iii (one othir lady, hir allone). 1513 Doug. x. xiii. 21 (all hym allon). 15.. Clar. iii. 689 (scho was left hir alone). a1570-86 Maitl. F. cxxxiii. 2 (all myne alone this I propone). 1613 Conv. Burghs II. 429 (to ly him allone). 1659 Glasgow B. Rec. II. 417 (that he sould com in his alone).

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"Allone adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 18 May 2024 <>



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