Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being alone or without company.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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

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

  • noun a disposition toward being alone

Etymologies

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alone +‎ -ness

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.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

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

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

    the vale of trouble: a gate of hope ****

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