a lone wolf

a lone wolf

a person who prefers to do things on their own The typical role for Bogart was the Casablanca character, a lone wolf, cynical but heroic.
See plough a lone furrow, a voice in the wilderness
See also: lone, wolf
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He said: "The price was to say I was a lone wolf and had strayed off the reservation.
People say he was a lone wolf," Reuters (http://ca.
Keeley Hawes also joins the team as a quiet, dowdy character with few friends - a lone wolf, if you will.
Both men admitted a lone wolf terrorist attack is a concern in the wake of last week's midnight cinema massacre in Aurora, Colorado, which saw 12 people shot dead at a screening of the latest Batman film.
Speaking after the visit, Commissioner Hogan-Howe, 54, said: "Certainly in terms of a lone wolf, it is always a possibility, an individual who, as we have seen in America, gets hold of a firearm and does some terrible things.
You'll pay a little more for a Lone Wolf knife, but the difference in construction, materials, and finish are top of the line and the company extends a lifetime guarantee on all their knives.
High Five tells the story of Alan Foster, an executive who loses his job for being a lone wolf then, riding to the rescue of his son's basketball team, discovers teamwork.
Pledging to take a more constructive approach, he called McConkey a lone wolf who impeded progress on the city's fight for limits to Burbank Airport traffic and noise.
I haven't changed a whole lot; I'm almost like a lone wolf out there.
Actress turned animal-rights activist Brigitte Bardot is offering $2,000 for the hide of a lone wolf with a taste for sheep - as long as the predator is captured alive.