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Forlorn

For`lorn´
a.1.Deserted; abandoned; lost.
Of fortune and of hope at once forlorn.
- Spenser.
Some say that ravens foster forlorn children.
- Shak.
2.Destitute; helpless; in pitiful plight; wretched; miserable; almost hopeless; desperate.
For here forlorn and lost I tread.
- Goldsmith.
She cherished the forlorn hope that he was still living.
- Thomson.
A forlorn hope
(Mil.) a body of men (called in F. enfants perdus, in G. verlornen posten) selected, usually from volunteers, to attempt a breach, scale the wall of a fortress, or perform other extraordinarily perilous service; also, a desperate case or enterprise.
n.1.A lost, forsaken, or solitary person.
Forced to live in Scotland a forlorn.
- Shak.
2.A forlorn hope; a vanguard.
Our forlorn of horse marched within a mile of the enemy.
- Oliver Cromvell.
Adj.1.forlorn - pitiable in circumstances especially through abandonment; "desolate and despairing"; "left forlorn"
2.forlorn - marked by or showing hopelessness; "the last forlorn attempt"; "a forlorn cause"
abandoned, affording no hope, alone, apathetic, bereft, bleak, cheerless, comfortless, cynical, defenseless, depressed, deserted, desole, despairing, desperate, despondent, desponding, disconsolate, dismal, dispirited, dolorous, down, fatherless, forgotten, forsaken, friendless, fruitless, futile, gloomy, glum, godforsaken, grim, heartsick, heartsore, helpless, homeless, hopeless, in despair, inconsolable, joyless, kithless, lonely, lonesome, lost, low-spirited, lugubrious, melancholy, miserable, motherless, mournful, neglected, oppressed, outcast, pathetic, pessimistic, pitiful, sad, shunned, sick, sick at heart, solitary, sorrowful, soul-sick, unconsolable, unfriended, unhappy, unhopeful, vain, without hope, woebegone, wretched
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