friendlessness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n friendlessness being without friends
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n friendlessness The state of being friendless.
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Quotations

  • Turkish Proverb
    Turkish Proverb
    “Who seeks a faultless friend remains friendless.”
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
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    “To be omnipotent but friendless is to reign.”

Usage

In literature:

Hopeless, friendless, and powerless; with a name which had become a mockery, to a family wherein she would be a stranger.
"The Life of Marie de Medicis, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Julia Pardoe
Hearthless, friendless, idealess, almost soulless!
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
Can this be permitted simply because the man was poor and friendless?
"Collections and Recollections" by George William Erskine Russell
Poor, lonely, friendless creatures, it was not surprising they should welcome a little flirtation.
"Hodge and His Masters" by Richard Jefferies
The imperfect man travels this road; he is poor and friendless; his life is a long series of accidents great and small.
"Crime: Its Cause and Treatment" by Clarence Darrow
Doubtless this was intensified by her lone and friendless position.
"The Grimké Sisters" by Catherine H. Birney
While camped here a lone and seemingly friendless man died and was buried.
"Death Valley in '49" by William Lewis Manly
And men will rob the possession of helpless persons, of those that are friendless and of wisdoms also.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2" by Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
She would be quite friendless if he were killed.
"The Moon Rock" by Arthur J. Rees
His friendless wanderings were about done.
"The Purple Heights" by Marie Conway Oemler
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In poetry:

Who would not shun the dreary uncouth place?
As if, fond leaning where her infant slept,
A mother's arm a serpent should embrace:
So might we friendless live, and die unwept.
"Twenty-Fourth Sunday After Trinity" by John Keble
Shines the last age, the next with hope is seen,
To-day slinks poorly off unmarked between:
Future or Past no richer secret folds,
O friendless Present! than thy bosom holds.
"Quatrains" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
In a small chamber, friendless and unseen,
Toiled o'er his types one poor, unlearned young man;
The place was dark, unfurnitured, and mean;
Yet there the freedom of a race began.
"To W.L. Garrison" by James Russell Lowell
Three years have passed since a fond husband left
Me and this infant, of his love bereft;
Him I have followed; need I tell thee more,
Cast helpless, friendless, hopeless, on this shore.
"The Missionary - Canto Fifth" by William Lisle Bowles
Farewel! lov'd youth, for still I hold thee dear,
Though thou hast left me friendless and alone;
Still, still thy name recalls the heartfelt tear,
That hastes Matilda to her wish'd-for home.
"To Thaddeus" by Thomas Gent
Through friendless wastes, through treacherous woodland, slow
The feet sustained by track of feet pursued
Pained steps, and found the common brotherhood
By sign of Heaven indifferent, Nature foe.
"Forest History" by George Meredith

In news:

A plague of friendlessness is epidemic in many cities.
Many Foreign Students Are Friendless in the US, Study Finds.
Friendless men and the lone cowboy syndrome.
Friendless in the Middle East Our dilemma in the region: Do we promote democracy or stability.
Cornered, doubling down and newly friendless, Todd Akin is going into attack mode to save his US Senate campaign.
Days before his execution , condemned inmate Tracy Alan Hansen said he was a friendless youth who had been in and out of jails days most of his life.
Fortunately, we haven't forgotten the rest of you friendless, internet-loving basement dwellers out there.
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