Definitions

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  • adj. Without a lover.

Etymologies

lover +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • She was not thin, he thought; she was slender; in love with love, and loverless; and delicate in spite of her strength.

    Two Poets

  • Husbandless, loverless, and now fatherless, Ellen Cherry couldn't have been unaware that men's shorts definitely were one item missing from any inventory of her world.

    Skinny Legs and All

  • By the time that Ellen Cherry Charles-husbandless, loverless, and now fatherless-returned her seat back to an upright position in preparation for landing at La Guardia, an advance wave of firefighters was cautiously opening St. Patrick's sub-basement door.

    Skinny Legs and All

  • Everywhere in these happier climes, as in southern Italy, there are snatches of popular verse that make but one song of rose trees, and apple blossom, and the nightingale that sings for maidens loverless, --

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 "Baconthorpe" to "Bankruptcy"

  • But the real journey -- the journey of adventure itself -- is frequently another matter: often gray, often loverless, often demanding from the secret soul of the adventurer spirit and inspiration, lest the blood turn cold in sick dismay, and the brain cloud under its weight of nostalgia.

    Max

  • Though she was fatherless and motherless, and loverless and friendless, I let her grasp at this wisp of hope and cling to it, though I knew it would never hold, and that her only chance for happiness was passing from her.

    The Forsaken Inn A Novel

  • Though she was fatherless and motherless, and loverless and friendless, I let her for himself, was willing she should go where no

    The Forsaken Inn A Novel

  • Though she was fatherless and motherless, and loverless and friendless, I let her grasp at this wisp of hope and cling to it, though I knew it would never hold, and that her only chance for happiness was passing from her. and Page 177: almost overwhelmed it.

    The Forsaken Inn A Novel

  • Any youth, especially one who had lived so secluded a life, would naturally be taken by the first pleasing young woman who came in his way, and took a kindly interest in him; but I did not think Emily very susceptible, being entirely wrapped up in home and parish matters; and I reminded Clarence that she had not been loverless.

    Chantry House

  • Southey was engaged to be married to her sister Edith; and that, as a result of the birth and evolution of the scheme, Coleridge became engaged to be married to a third sister, Sarah, hitherto loverless, in order that "every Jack should have his Jill," and the world begin anew in a second Eden across the seas.

    The Works of Lord Byron. Vol. 4

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