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It is their virtue in life to be lonely, and none but the lonely man in tragedy may be great.

I am almost as lonely as I was on some of those evenings in the old boarding-house.

I am a lonely man, my sweeting, and I must settle some day when the wars are over and done.

You can be lonely in a crowd, and I guess—is there any one around here you like better than me?

If she had said she was lonely because the cherry bookcase was in Paris, he could not have been more bewildered.

I had eaten all the brush in the ravine and was beginning to be lonely.

I knew how lonely it would be in the sitting room that night without me.

She could not bear that hurt, rebellious, lonely look which they had worn.

Faith is the soul's eyesight; and when we possess it the world is never dark nor lonely.

I felt miserable and lonely, and you were the only person in London I knew!

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, "solitary, lone," from lone + -ly (1). Meaning "dejected for want of company" is from 1811. Lonely heart (n.) "a lonely-hearted person" is from 1922. Lonely hearted (adj.) is attested from 1820.

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