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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.
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.'
'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.')