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partner

1. a member of a partnership
2. one of a pair of dancers or players on the same side in a game
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Our scarecrow teacher motioned to the back row where Mitchell stood, the only partnerless boy.
From this moment on, lonely widows in Arcadia, unsatisfied moms in Athens, and partnerless gals on Lesbos had a DIY pal, discreet and disposable," she said.
However, "[d]espite the choices she has," McRobbie argues, "there are also any number of risks," primarily, that "partnerless, she will be isolated, marginalized from the world of happy couples." Thus, ironically, "[w]ith the burden of self-management so apparent, Bridget fantasizes about very traditional forms of happiness and fulfillment" (37).
With the partnerless Dawson unable to close him down in time, the predator controlled, span and scored.

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