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Definition of Forlorn


  1. of Forlese
  2. Deserted; abandoned; lost.
  3. Destitute; helpless; in pitiful plight; wretched; miserable; almost hopeless; desperate.
  4. A lost, forsaken, or solitary person.
  5. A forlorn hope; a vanguard.

Forlorn Quotations

Looking back, of course, it was irresponsible, mad, forlorn, idiotic, but if you don't take chances then you'll never have a winning hand, and I've no regrets.
Bernard Cornwell

In the main, ghosts are said to be forlorn and generally miserable, if not downright depressed. The jolly ghost is rare.
Dick Cavett

When one by one our ties are torn, and friend from friend is snatched forlorn; when man is left alone to mourn, oh! then how sweet it is to die!
Anna Letitia Barbauld

Pity the selfishness of lovers: it is brief, a forlorn hope; it is impossible.
Elizabeth Bowen

I have lots of clothes that I don't wear because I'm bad for impulse buying. They sit in my cupboard looking forlorn, but if I haven't worn something for a couple of months, I usually realise that it would be much better off in one of my friends' wardrobes.
Bat for Lashes
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Forlorn Translations

forlorn in German is verlassen, verloren
forlorn in Spanish is abandonado
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