lonely hearts


Definition of lonely hearts

: of or relating to lonely persons who are seeking companions or spouses

Examples of lonely hearts in a Sentence

the lonely hearts section of the newspaper

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Singles Day began as a tongue-in-cheek holiday that celebrated China’s young lonely hearts. Shan Li, WSJ, "Alibaba Is Likely to Set Singles Day Sales Record, Despite Economic Headwinds," 9 Nov. 2018 The corridor between Jackson Boulevard and Madison Street becomes a lonely hearts club, inhabited by scant hotel dwellers and a few stragglers purged from revelry at The Berghoff or Miller’s Pub. Michael Nagrant, RedEye Chicago, "Worth a trip: Mezcal old fashioned from Vol. 39," 20 Dec. 2017 Even so, there are some lonely hearts in America who might welcome a transatlantic romance. The Economist, "British law firms seek similar across the pond," 12 Apr. 2018 The post-Valentine's Day blues must have led Miss Elizabeth Clay to pour out her lonely heart to Indianapolis Star readers in 1914. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, "RetroIndy: Lonely woman in 1914 seeks 'Nice, Lovin' Husband' (who must meet 10 criteria)," 9 Feb. 2018

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of lonely hearts

: intended for lonely people who want to meet someone they can have a romantic or friendly relationship with

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