Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a lonesome manner, in a way missing companionship.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a lonesome manner.

Etymologies

lonesome +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But, then again, most lamentably and lonesomely, can I be all that certain about you?

    Torture: Who Could Care?

  • Sadly, lonesomely, she got into her hot bed, kicking the sheet away.

    The Higher Power of Lucky

  • “Do the dogs go home?” said George, who saw one travelling lonesomely along the nearby road.

    Jennie Gerhardt

  • She spent the day lonesomely enough, but when night fell her spirits brightened, and at a quarter of eight she set out.

    Jennie Gerhardt

  • There were the remains of a few buildings she remembered, roofless brick walls through which the dull daylight shone, glassless windows gaping, chimneys towering lonesomely.

    Gone with the Wind

  • Somewhere else one shutter clapped lonesomely to and fro in the plains wind.

    The Waste Lands

  • The abandoned horse nickered lonesomely and then began to graze on tufts of grass, moving slowly to favor his foot.

    The Defiant Agents

  • So intense was his strange fear and grief and loneliness that he did not realize the fact that the schooner was driving through the water at the rate of five miles an hour, though he heard the wash of the waves against her sides, and felt the momentarily freshening wind blow cool on his face and pipe lonesomely through the cordage.

    Golden Days for Boys and Girls Volume XIII, No. 51: November 12, 1892

  • Tired, gaunt cattle mooing lonesomely, when the man came about them to dig with his bloody fingers in the sand.

    O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921

  • The two boys were proud of it, even though they were fresh from civilization -- from Simcoe County, Ontario, where holly-hocks topped the fences of old-fashioned flower gardens in summer and the houses had shingles on top to keep out the weather, and where there were no coyotes to howl lonesomely at night, where -- Well, never mind.

    Deep Furrows

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