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    Hi, everyone.

    What is the adverb of lonely?
    Or is there any adverbial phrases expressing the same meaning?
    Can I say "walk out in loneliness"?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: the adverb of lonely

    Quote Originally Posted by enydia View Post
    Hi, everyone.

    What is the adverb of lonely?
    Or is there any adverbial phrases expressing the same meaning?
    Can I say "walk out in loneliness"?

    Thanks in advance.
    I'm not a teacher, but I would say that "alone" is often used to mean "in a lonely manner". I would reword "walk out in loneliness" to simply "walk (out) alone", and indeed there is a football club that uses as its anthem "You'll Never Walk Alone".

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    Default Re: the adverb of lonely

    Quote Originally Posted by stuartnz View Post
    I'm not a teacher, but I would say that "alone" is often used to mean "in a lonely manner". I would reword "walk out in loneliness" to simply "walk (out) alone", and indeed there is a football club that uses as its anthem "You'll Never Walk Alone".
    That football club borrowed it from a local pop group, who in turn borrowed it from an American musical (Carousel); Western culture owes so much to the musical genre....

    But I agree about 'alone'; you can reinforce it by adding "all" - ' I can't do this all alone [or "all on my own"]. I need some help."

    If you're set on finding a one-word adverb, you're forced into a much more formal register: 'solitarily'. There's also a more English-sounding and less formal composite word - 'single-handedly' (which, now I come to think of it, doesn't mean 'with only one hand':

    'Ellen McArthur holds the record for a woman sailing round the world single-handedly.'
    But
    'This is too easy - I could do it with one hand tied behind my back' [not "single-handedly"].
    )

    (The nautical context of my first example points to the use of 'hand' as meaning 'a member of a ship's crew'. But the same word can be used now in many non-nautical contexts: "He developed the company single-handedly, starting from a workshop in his parents' garage in 1955, into a multi-billion dollar multi-national.')

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