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Aloneness   Listen

A disposition toward being alone.  Synonyms: loneliness, lonesomeness, solitariness.

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"Aloneness" Quotes from Famous Books

... in truth and the newness of it repels him and drives him back upon himself. The faintest link between the new world and the old is a Godsend to him. It gives him courage, it robs him of that feeling of aloneness. It tells him that after all, maybe he is wanted. In other words it creates an atmosphere of sympathy and understanding. Now any educator can tell you that this very atmosphere of sympathy is of the very essence of the class room, it's a condition of education, ...
— Catholic Problems in Western Canada • George Thomas Daly

... awfulness of the thought that she was a human atom drifted apart from every other atom she had ever known, that she had a personality and a responsibility of her own, and that she must face this thought of herself and her aloneness for evermore. It was the child's first realization that she was a separate being apart from her father and mother, and she was almost consumed with the terror ...
— A Voice in the Wilderness • Grace Livingston Hill

Words linked to "Aloneness" :   temperament, reclusiveness, disposition, friendlessness, alone

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