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Adj.1.mateless - not mated sexually
unmated - not mated sexually
2.Mateless - of someone who has no marriage partnermateless - of someone who has no marriage partner
unmarried, single - not married or related to the unmarried state; "unmarried men and women"; "unmarried life"; "sex and the single girl"; "single parenthood"; "are you married or single?"
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What will he say when, instead of a pair of plump turtle doves, billing and cooing in a bower of roses, he finds a single lean cormorant, standing mateless and shelterless on poverty's bleak cliff?
En route, the gang encounters headhunters, a mateless, all-female tribe and a sex-crazed gorilla 1970 **
We'd weathered the storm two winters long We'd managed to grin when all went wrong, Because together we fought and fed Our hearts were light; But now C you're dead And I am Mateless.