Definitions

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  • adj. Without a companion; friendless, alone.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Without a companion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having no companion.

Etymologies

companion +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A slightly odd Who novel, a bit out of joint with itself: the Fourth Doctor, travelling companionless, meets with Nyssa, years after she has left Terminus, and sets off to track down a time anomaly centred around Roger Bacon in the year 1278.

    August Books 1) To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

  • I am accosted byJeanCocteau who counsels me: readMarinetti finish theBrandenburgpoem understandThe Gas Heart memorize the Fifteen Propositions of God take seriously the question what have I got to lose the goat in my throat companionless runs wild

    The Sky is Simply White

  • And, yes, the otherwise companionless apartment smelled like love for a few weeks each spring.

    The Orangery

  • Even forgetting that it were not lawful for Philosophy to leave companionless the way of the innocent, should I, thinkest thou, fear to incur reproach, or shrink from it, as though some strange new thing had befallen?

    Consolation of Philosophy

  • One who goes touring on foot with a single volume in his knapsack reads with circumspection, pausing often to reflect, and often laying the book down to contemplate the landscape or the prints in the inn parlour; for he fears to come to an end of his entertainment, and be left companionless on the last stages of his journey.

    Virginibus Puerisque and other papers

  • The sun set; the atmosphere grew dim — and the evening star no longer shone companionless.

    The Last Man

  • We had been both thrown companionless — he on the shore of a desolate island: I on that of a desolate world.

    The Last Man

  • His connection with Adrian and Perdita was never mentioned; he was to her a meteor, a companionless star, which at its appointed hour rose in her hemisphere, whose appearance brought felicity, and which, although it set, was never eclipsed.

    The Last Man

  • When he got abroad at last he was hardly grateful that he had been spared, remembering how lonely was his estate, how companionless and forlorn he was.

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

  • Art thou pale for weariness Of climbing heaven and gazing on the earth, Wandering companionless?

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

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