aloneness aloneness

Definition(s):

  • (n) a disposition toward being alone

Usage(s):

  1. Pan American Stratocruiser Flight 943 winged smoothly through the night sky, confident in its aloneness, all but oblivious to the black Pacific four miles below.
  2. Now, in the quest for tranquillity, some of them are dunking themselves, in total darkness and aloneness, for an hour or more at a time in small tanks filled with 250 gal.
  3. The sense of aloneness is born of a mistrust of underlings, which can approach Howard Hughes' isolationism.

News

  • Louis C.K.: Why I won't let my kids have cell phones

    Humans need to confront their aloneness, says Louis. (Credit: Conan Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET) "You need to build an ability to just be yourself and not be doing something." This, as famed psychologist Louis C.K. explained to Conan O'Brien , is one of the reasons he doesn't want his girls to have cell phones. Cell phones, he believes, are taking away "the ability to just sit there ...
    on September 20, 2013     Source: CNET

Quotes

  1. Yet - as Charles Lindbergh wrote to him - his achievement had "a greater profundity ...... you have experienced an aloneness unknown to man before".
    on Jul 20, 2009 By: Charles Lindbergh Source: This is London

  2. Annie, 53, said: "Being an only child has given me aloneness that sometimes has leaked over to loneliness. I didn't learn to be around other children, like siblings do, when I was little. When I was four, I understood my father would die one day. It...
    on Jan 21, 2008 By: Annie Lennox Source: Glasgow Daily Record

  3. Author James Baldwin described the experience as "the aloneness of birth and death: or like the aloneness of love, that force and mystery which so many have extolled and so many have cursed, but which no one has ever understood or every really been...
    on May 16, 2010 By: James Baldwin Source: Daily Nation

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