Definition of 'forlorn'
Example sentences containing 'forlorn'
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It is a fond and forlorn hope. Times, Sunday Times (2016)One part of the American dream may be the increasingly forlorn hope that anyone can make it to the top, irrespective of background. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Why should it expend men and treasure on the forlorn hope of supporting democracy abroad? Times, Sunday Times (2013)This forlorn figure gazes down at a cream pie into which his head is destined to drop. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)Then spare a thought for the forlorn figures in blue by the side of the road. Times, Sunday Times (2010)So it might be a forlorn hope. The Sun (2012)It proved to be a forlorn hope. FRANKIE: The Autobiography of Frankie Dettori (2004)But it looked like a forlorn hope when he failed to get a place at art college. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But that is a forlorn hope. The Sun (2015)The latter are looking a little forlorn, though. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They saw a ragged, forlorn figure standing before them. Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007)But he looks a forlorn hope as he only scrambled home in the Vase. The Sun (2007)I feel rather forlorn, but guess he just had to crack on. Times, Sunday Times (2013)A hundred yards from his window, it stood forlorn and empty. The Tribes Triumphant (2006)The spectator feels the forlorn atmosphere; senses the image's haunting melancholy. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The paddock, baked by hot sunshine, looked just a little forlorn last night. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Dirty, forlorn and feeling like a wounded soldier, our hero then finds a coin in his pocket. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I don't feel so forlorn, and will try to bear it if it comes. Little Women (1869)
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Translations for 'forlorn'
British English: forlorn ADJECTIVE
If someone is forlorn, they feel alone and unhappy.
One of the demonstrators, a young woman, sat forlorn on the pavement.
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