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- adj. Without a mate
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having no mate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having no mate or companion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of someone who has no marriage partner
- adj. not mated sexually
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As best as I understand it, your argument isn't that some men would remain mateless.
The rain echoed in the shadowy attic space and made me feel small and fragile, like a lace glove left behind on moving day—mateless and abandoned.
This is a great recycling project that is fun, and easy, and gives those mateless socks a second chance.
Since I have quite a few of these mateless socks myself, I decided to give it a shot.
Besides, wise elder, there is thine errand to see to; and if I be the God of Love, as thou sayest, I must not keep thee and thy valiant fellows languishing mateless; so with thy leave I will now depart, that I may send you a score of fair damsels for your company.
If I, a mateless bird, have spent an idle hour in teaching lovers how to sing, why, what of that?
As a result, powerful men of high status throughout human history attained very high reproductive success, leaving a large number of offspring legitimate and otherwise, while countless poor men died mateless and childless.
She went up anyway, opening all five doors to check for forgotten belongings, books, stuffed toys, and mateless sneakers.
Tolling for the mistreated, mateless mother, the mistitled prostitute
Tolling for the mistreated, mateless mother, the mistitled prostitute (verse 4)