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on (one's) lonesome

Completely alone. Primarily heard in UK. My friends have all gone on holiday and left me here on my lonesome. You can't leave a boy that young on his lonesome! He needs to be supervised all the time!
See also: lonesome, on

all by (one's) lonesome

Completely alone. My roommate left town for the weekend, so I'm here all by my lonesome.
See also: all, by, lonesome

all by one's lonesome

Rur. all alone; by oneself. Mary's folks went out and left her all by her lonesome.
See also: all, by, lonesome
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Critique: A deftly crafted and tremendously entertaining read from beginning to end, "The Lonesome Trials of Johnny Riles" documents author Gregory Hill's impressive storytelling talents and will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to community library collections.
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With no offspring and no known individuals from his subspecies left, Lonesome George became known as the rarest creature in the world.
Lonesome George was believed to be the last living member of the Pinta island subspecies and had become an ambassador of sorts for the islands off Ecuador's coast whose unique flora and fauna helped inspire Charles Darwin's ideas on evolution.
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3 : sad from being alone : lonesome <a lonely child>
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