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loneliness

 [lōn´le-nes]
a sense of dejection because of being alone.
risk for loneliness a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as being at risk for experiencing vague dysphoria.

loneliness

The anxious, depressed, or dysphoric mood that occurs as a result of physical or psychic isolation.

risk for loneliness

The risk for experiencing discomfort associated with a desire or need for more contact with others.
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The Lonesome Creek plant is expected to cost $320-390 million.
While his exact age was not known, Lonesome George was estimated to be about 100, which made him a young adult as the subspecies can live up to an age of 200.
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Lonesome George is likely the last abingdoni (ah-bing-DOEnee) tortoise on Earth.
Lonesome George's lack of gregariousness extends across species: He has shown next to no interest in other tortoises, and retreats to the far reaches of his enclosure when tourists" and other strangers come to gawk.
Nancy Allison, a New York dancer, choreographer, and educator, staged three of Erdman's early works on Hofstra dancers: Daughters of the Lonesome Isle (1945), which she had performed with Erdman in 1977; and two solos, Hamadryad (1948), and Creature on a Journey (1943) that Allison had performed and widely toured.
While working in a research lab here in the United States, 18-year-old Britni Lonesome is helping people all around the world.
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Here you'll find Big Tom and the Mainliners with Lonesome At Your Table, the famous Clipper Carlton from Strabane with Can a Bluebird Fly, Brian Coll singing his lonesome Cattle Call and also Walk On By, and Roly Daniels with the title song, Old Ireland Is Goin' All Western.
Although Larry McMurtry's fine novel, Lonesome Dove, was turned into one of the finest Westerns ever made, fictive characters such as those he depicted seem few and far between.