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all by (one's) lonesome

Completely alone. My roommate left town for the weekend, so I'm here all by my lonesome.
See also: all, by, lonesome

on (one's) lonesome

Completely alone. Primarily heard in UK. My friends have all gone on holiday and left me here on my lonesome. You can't leave a boy that young on his lonesome! He needs to be supervised all the time!
See also: lonesome, on
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all by one's lonesome

Rur. all alone; by oneself. Mary's folks went out and left her all by her lonesome.
See also: all, by, lonesome
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Weaver, of Gunsmoke, McCloud and Lonesome Dove fame, is founder and president of the institute.
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In a letter dated March 2, 1955, Langston Hughes wrote his longtime friend Arna Bontemps to congratulate him on the publication of Bontemps's latest children's book: "Lonesome Boy is a perfectly charming and unusual book.
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He is not as lonesome as he looks up there, but for Randy Haines, his solo act is a relatively new thing.
@Benfogle: Sad to hear that Lonesome George, the Galapagos tortoise has died.
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The main character is a lonesome lion who is embarrassed by his unusual color.
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LONESOME GLORY, who became the first US-trained horse to win a race in Britain when taking a leg of the Sport of Kings series at Cheltenham in 1992, has been elected to the Racing Hall of Fame in Saratoga, writes Dan Farley.