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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]


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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