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stand alone

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstand alonestand aloneALONE a) to be strong and independent the courage to stand alone b) to be at a distance from other objects or buildings The house stood alone at the end of the road. alone
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stand aloneFor talent, popularity, and style, Muhammad Ali stands alone.It is often said of him that he stood alone.The vote on the ban was 14-1, with Britain standing alone.They stand alone - and fall alone.Bedford stood alone and put his drink down on the table.Frequently the theatre-in-education group is associated with a historical site, although their workshops can stand alone and take place in school.The house stood alone at the end of the road.He stood alone for a minute, until she was out of sight.But Boston stands alone in saying officially and unequivocally that no such condition exists here.Clasper stood alone on the box, clasping a hand microphone to his ranting mouth.I stood alone on the shore of the lake.Again, standing alone this evidence is not probative of any discrimination in the local construction industry...
stand alonestand alonea) ALONEto continue to do something alone, without help from anyone else Some of the Pacific islands are too small to stand alone as independent states. b) to be much better than anything or anyone else For sheer entertainment value, Kelly stood alone. stand
Examples from the Corpus
stand aloneIt is often said of him that he stood alone.They stand alone - and fall alone.Bedford stood alone and put his drink down on the table.Frequently the theatre-in-education group is associated with a historical site, although their workshops can stand alone and take place in school.He stood alone for a minute, until she was out of sight.But Boston stands alone in saying officially and unequivocally that no such condition exists here.Clasper stood alone on the box, clasping a hand microphone to his ranting mouth.Again, standing alone this evidence is not probative of any discrimination in the local construction industry...
From Longman Business Dictionary
Related topics: Trade, Computers
stand-aloneˈstand-alone adjective [only before a noun]1COMPUTING a stand-alone computer works without being part of a NETWORK (=a set of computers connected to each other)The Macintosh, a desktop computer, is usually a stand-alone machine.2COMMERCEa stand-alone company or business is one that is not part of a large CORPORATIONIt is difficult for a stand-alone company our size to get to profitability.
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