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What expressions are there for someone who likes to be alone and independent? "Lone runner" is what comes to my mind, but I don't think I've really heard it, to be honest. Could anyone help?

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  • A "sone" is a unit of loudness.
    – Hot Licks
    Jan 11, 2016 at 2:48
  • loner or lone wolf
    – Drew
    Jan 11, 2016 at 3:23

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'Maverick' or 'lone wolf' are the words you are looking for I believe.

Maverick: an unorthodox or independent-minded person.

Lone wolf: a person who prefers to act or be alone.

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  • That's it, tks.
    – Patrick
    Jan 11, 2016 at 3:22
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Perhaps not 'lone runner', but 'lone ranger' fits the definition.

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Recluse - a person who lives a solitary life and tends to avoid other people.

"He lives a reclusive life in a small island in Bahamas.

loner, lone wolf, solitary have similar meanings.

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