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dejected due to the awareness of being alone

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lacking companions or companionship

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marked by dejection from being alone

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characterized by or preferring solitude

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devoid of creatures

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Eva wondered within herself what good the tiny Elves could do in this great place; but she soon learned, for the Fairy band went among the poor and friendless, bringing pleasant dreams to the sick and old, sweet, tender thoughts of love and gentleness to the young, strength to the weak, and patient cheerfulness to the poor and lonely.
Then they went into a dark and lonely room, and here they found a pale, sad-eyed child, who wept bitter tears over a faded flower.
And with busy love toiled the Elves amid the withered leaves, and new strength was given to the flower; while, as day by day the friendless child watered the growing buds, deeper grew her love for the unseen friends who had given her one thing to cherish in her lonely home; sweet, gentle thoughts filled her heart as she bent above it, and the blossom's fragrant breath was to her a whispered voice of all fair and lovely things; and as the flower taught her, so she taught others.
Happy sounds were heard in his once lonely home, and bright faces gathered round his knee, and listened tenderly while he strove to tell them all the good that gentleness and love had done for him.
Then went the Elves into the dreary prison-houses, where sad hearts pined in lonely sorrow for the joy and freedom they had lost.
Long Eva watched their shining wings, and listened to the music of their voices as they flew singing home, and when at length the last little form had vanished among the clouds, she saw that all around her where the Elves had been, the fairest flowers had sprung up, and the lonely brook-side was a blooming garden.
But they tell me that most people, especially of your age, find London a terribly lonely place.
On the lonely shores of Greenwater Broad the cry of a drowning man would bring no help at night.
As time passed and she became more and more lonely she began to practice the devices common to lonely people.
She wanted to leap and run, to cry out, to find some other lonely human and embrace him.
This is such a big lonely place," she said slowly, as if she were turning matters over in her mind.
NEARLY a third of young people say technology such as social media is making them feel lonely, research has found.
LONELINESS isn't only felt by older people - around 60% of parents worry their child is lonely too.
Everyone loves the warm sunshine - except the lonely raincloud.
G Ps need more time to care for the nation's million older people who are chronically lonely, a leading doctor has said.