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adjective lonely pronunciation in British English /ˈləʊnli/
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  1. 1
    unhappy because you are alone or because you have no friends

    She must feel desperately lonely with all her family in Scotland.

    1. a.
      done or happening while you are alone and feeling lonely

      a long lonely walk

      a lonely childhood

  2. 2
    a lonesome place is far from where people live, and not many people go there

    The car broke down on a lonely stretch of country road.

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 lonely pronunciation in British English noun [uncountable]


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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