, a. [Compar. Lonelier (?); superl. Loneliest.] [Shortened fr. alonely.] 1. Sequestered from company or neighbors; solitary; retired; as, a lonely situation; a lonely cell.
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2. Alone, or in want of company; forsaken.
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To the misled and lonely traveler.
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3. Not frequented by human beings; as, a lonely wood.
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4. Having a feeling of depression or sadness resulting from the consciousness of being alone; lonesome.
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I am very often alone. I don't mean I am lonely.
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Syn. -- Solitary; lone; lonesome; retired; unfrequented; sequestered; secluded.
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