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depressed or sad because of the lack of friends, companionship, etc.; lonely:
to feel lonesome.
attended with or causing such a state or feeling:
a lonesome evening at home.
lonely or deserted in situation; remote, desolate, or isolated:
a lonesome road.
on / by one’s lonesome, Informal. alone:
She went walking by her lonesome.
Also, Scot., by one’s lane.
Contemporary Examples

A Populist Frankenstein Lee Siegel November 25, 2009
The Drink Hemingway Made Famous Katie Workman June 23, 2009
Miami Heat’s Victory Over OKC Thunder in Game 4 Signals Shorter Series Jesse Singal June 19, 2012
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Searching for the Ghost of Roger Miller in Erick, Okla. Malcolm Jones September 22, 2012

Historical Examples

Folk-Lore and Legends; Scandinavian Various
A Little Book of Profitable Tales Eugene Field
Vanished Arizona Martha Summerhayes
In the Valley Harold Frederic
Cy Whittaker’s Place Joseph C. Lincoln

(mainly US & Canadian) another word for lonely
(informal) on one’s lonesome, (US) by one’s lonesome, on one’s own


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