Definition of loner
: one that avoids others; especially : individualist
Examples of loner in a Sentence
The killer was a loner with no friends.
that guy in tech support is a loner, and never wants to hang out with the rest of us
Recent Examples of loner from the Web
Nolan is perhaps best known for his trilogy of Batman films, particularly The Dark Knight (2008), which characterizes the Gotham superhero as a reclusive, reluctant loner with a bruised soul.
How this emotionally distant loner ever managed to become the lover of married Israeli businessman Oren (Roy Miller), who is in the German capital at least once a month, is conveniently lost in an ellipsis.
O’Brien’s librarian is a heartbroken, anal-retentive loner who has a catharsis when someone returns a book that’s 123 years overdue.
Best of all, though, is the chimp played by Steve Zahn, an old-man loner who goes by a name some humans gave him long ago: Bad Ape.
As movingly played by Milwaukee native Nathaniel Stampley, Robert is also more tentative and vulnerable than Waller’s mythic cowboy; Stampley’s Robert isn’t a player but a loner.
The FBI also filled in some of the details of Hodgkinson’s background, adding to the portrait of the suspect that had emerged days after the shooting as an angry loner.
Vincent N Roxxy Romance meets crime as Zoe Kravitz and Emile Hirsch play a rebel and a small-town loner on the run after a violent incident brings them together but also causes a tragic ending.
In reality, Oswald was not a loner or a psychopath.
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First Known Use of loner
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Definition of loner for English Language Learners
: a person who is often alone or who likes to be alone
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