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 The four-part documentary reveals how Smith hoodwinked dozens of lonely hearts by promising his devotion while taking their savings. Star Tribune, "Ridley Scott's 'Raised by Wolves' and four other shows our TV critic is watching this week," 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, "Friends with benefits: Can Facebook tackle your love life?," 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, "‘Pepperland’ is an ecstatic and provocative Beatles tribute — and like no land you’ve been to before," 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, "Friends with benefits: Can Facebook tackle your love life?," 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, "Friends with benefits: Can Facebook tackle your love life?," 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, "Friends with benefits: Can Facebook tackle your love life?," 6 Sep. 2019 Two New York detectives bait a lonely hearts killer; one of them falls for a suspect. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week Sept. 15, 2019: ‘Alien,’ ‘Aliens’ and more," 13 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, "Friends with benefits: Can Facebook tackle your love life?," 6 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 26 Oct. 2020.

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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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