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adjective as in forlorn, friendless

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Now that the once-private, lonesome pursuit of long-distance running is an increasingly public exercise, there’s more incentive than ever to chronicle our successes and failures for an expectant readership.

Here again, the plane was at once a lonesome vessel, the people aboard facing their singular fate, and yet somehow already attached to the larger drama, connected again by cellphones.

The out-and-back trail has parking lots on both ends and isn’t very strenuous—you can take the time to reflect and enjoy a lush hike by your lonesome.

In this lonesome environment, they’re expected to plan their post-graduation future.

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A quarter century later, Duvall has reteamed with Lonesome Dove screenwriter William D. Witliff for A Night in Old Mexico.

Many view the Duvall-starring miniseries, Lonesome Dove, as one of the greatest westerns ever.

It's a blog in search of lonesome, twangy music that sounds old even if it isn't.

Many of your books, from Lonesome Dove to Horseman, Pass By, have been adapted for the screen.

It only affected what I chose to write afterwards in terms of the other three books in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy.

But there was nothing in the trough to eat, as yet, and the box seemed quite lonesome, for Squinty was all alone.

The little comical pig was rather lonesome after Slicko had left him, but he was no longer hungry, thanks to the acorns.

The sequestered spot, a seat beneath a plane tree, with a lonesome arc-lamp shining full upon it, was occupied.

I would not like to live in such a lonesome place, and old Rushmere, the only man on the premises of a night.

But after a while everything seemed still, and Fleetfoot began to feel lonesome.


On this page you'll find 36 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lonesome, such as: deserted, desolate, homesick, isolated, lonely, and alone.

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