lonely hearts

adjective

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
Recent Examples on the Web In fact, this year, Burger King India ran a lonely hearts ad in which Ronald McDonald sits by himself on a park bench while a solo violin sighs in the background. Washington Post, 28 Oct. 2020 The four-part documentary reveals how Smith hoodwinked dozens of lonely hearts by promising his devotion while taking their savings. Star Tribune, 28 Aug. 2020 Facebook won’t let lonely hearts — or creeps — send photos or website links, which could help cut down on unsolicited photos. Barbara Ortutay, SFChronicle.com, 6 Sep. 2019 The operative theme is the lonely heart, trying to find companionship in the world, sometimes succeeding, other times failing even amid a crowd of happy eccentrics tumbling and stumbling along. Washington Post, 14 Nov. 2019 Facebook won’t let lonely hearts — or creeps — send photos or website links, which could help cut down on unsolicited photos. Barbara Ortutay, SFChronicle.com, 6 Sep. 2019 Facebook won’t let lonely hearts — or creeps — send photos or website links, which could help cut down on unsolicited photos. Barbara Ortutay, SFChronicle.com, 6 Sep. 2019 Facebook won’t let lonely hearts — or creeps — send photos or website links, which could help cut down on unsolicited photos. Barbara Ortutay, SFChronicle.com, 6 Sep. 2019 Two New York detectives bait a lonely hearts killer; one of them falls for a suspect. Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of lonely hearts

1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Lonely hearts.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lonely%20hearts. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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lonely hearts

adjective

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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