Ricks had in mind, in particular, “The lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll.”
Another similar character is Larry “lonesome” Rhodes in the 1957 film A Face in the Crowd.
The book opens in the stagnant, wet spring of 1950 at Hart House, a lonesome English manse a mile away from the nearest road.
There was one lonesome, sterling flash of it last night for the Thunder, and it came halfway through the fourth quarter.
Purists may turn up their noses at these frothy concoctions, so thick a straw can stand up in the drink all by its lonesome.
These lovely meads and plains were, for the most part, all lonesome.
Yet I was not lonesome, and I enjoyed my visit in spite of everything.
A bare and lonesome spot, where there was only sand to be seen, and some black, burnt-looking rocks.
Lena replied that she didn't believe she would ever get lonesome in Black Hawk.
I heard what you said when lonesome ate up the steak, and I thought maybe you hadn't been for a long time.