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  • n  a disposition toward being alone

  • 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.
  • Today, befitting her new-found maturity, she stays close to her $70,000 Beverly Hills home, "enjoying my aloneness.
  • 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.
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  • 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 ...
    Sept. 20, 2013 - CNET

  • Charles Lindbergh in This is London
    Yet - as Charles Lindbergh wrote to him - his achievement had "a greater profundity ...... you have experienced an aloneness unknown to man before".
  • Annie Lennox in Glasgow Daily Record
    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...
  • James Baldwin in Daily Nation
    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...

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