the lovelorn


: people who are unhappy because of love
Her newspaper column offers advice for the lovelorn.

Examples of the lovelorn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One night, Porter exited her residence to find the lovelorn McCullers lying prone on the doorstep. Maggie Doherty, The New Yorker, 26 Feb. 2024 And a relationship with God, Dolan argued, can nourish the hearts of the lovelorn. Jose R. Gonzalez, The Arizona Republic, 14 Feb. 2024 Just two days prior, the pair released the lovelorn track, which appears to reflect on their relationship. Ilana Kaplan, Peoplemag, 12 Feb. 2024 The 2023 edition of iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball tour returns with performances by the former Disney stars Olivia Rodrigo and Sabrina Carpenter, the lovelorn R. & B. visionary SZA, the audacious Top Dawg rapper Doechii, and, a staple of the festive season, the a-cappella group Pentatonix. The New Yorker, 17 Nov. 2023 The duo were locked in a love/hate relationship throughout the series, with an emphasis on hate, as Parker’s character often made the lovelorn vampire’s life a living hell. Carlos De Loera, Los Angeles Times, 17 Oct. 2023 Karma didn’t even see herself in Jenn Shelton, that patron saint of human fireballs, or Caballo Blanco, the lovelorn loner who used running to heal a broken heart. Christopher McDougall and Eric Orton, Outside Online, 23 Nov. 2022 The irreverent bilingual tale features Herbert Siguenza from the Chicano performance troupe Culture Clash as the lovelorn knight. Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times, 1 Sep. 2023 Priscilla, meanwhile, has some advice for the lovelorn. Diane Herbst, Peoplemag, 15 Feb. 2023

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“The lovelorn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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