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Definition of Partnerless
Lexicographical Neighbors of Partnerless
Literary usage of Partnerless
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1877)
"And the punch was so strong From the sofa she fell, Then rising^ confused all the dancers, And oh ! shocking to tell. Now in and now out, partnerless in the ..."
2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1908)
"Facing the head of the line stands the partnerless youth, who claps his hands thrice. At the last signal, the bottom couple dart out, the lad to the right. ..."
3. The Wit and Humor of America by Marshall Pinckney Wilder (1911)
"Cora was led away, and Dora slipped into the next room, that her mother might not be vexed at her partnerless state. Mrs. Baldwin saw to it that the twins ..."
4. Travels in the United States, Etc.: During 1849 and 1850 by Emmeline Stuart-Wortley (1851)
"... and catching tight hold of nothing, and swinging round" sometimes in a wild partnerless waltz. A reel is of cosmopolitan constitution on board ship, ..."
5. America, the Land of Contrasts: A Briton's View of His American Kin by James Fullarton Muirhead (1898)
"It probably arose from the chivalrous desire not to leave any girl partnerless, but in practice it works out quite the other way. ..."