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

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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, "Friends with benefits: Can Facebook tackle your love life?," 6 Sep. 2019 Facebook also won’t allow lonely hearts — or creeps — to send photos or website links, which could help cut down on unsolicited body-part photos. Washington Post, "Friends with benefits: Can Facebook tackle your love life?," 5 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, Los Angeles Times, "Going from like to love: Facebook online dating service launches in U.S.," 5 Sep. 2019 Facebook also won't allow lonely hearts — or creeps — to send photos or website links, which could help cut down on unsolicited body-part photos. Irina Ivanova, CBS News, "As Facebook launches "Facebook Dating" in U.S., a blog finds 400 million exposed user phone numbers," 5 Sep. 2019 Facebook also won’t allow lonely hearts — or creeps — to send photos or website links, which could help cut down on unsolicited body-part photos. Barbara Ortutay, BostonGlobe.com, "Can Facebook tackle your love life, too?," 5 Sep. 2019 A few years later, when the NFL team ditched St. Louis for Greater Los Angeles, forlorn fans turned their lonely hearts to the Blues. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Padres can take heart from Blues in post-NFL St. Louis," 14 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of lonely hearts

1949, in the meaning defined above

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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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