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Synonyms for forlornness

sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned

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Payne says his black-and-white film about barren Midwest lives, while "a little comedy,'' has a "sub-basement theme of waste and depression and forlornness.
It argues that the text is informed by a dystopian import and sensibility in which forlornness, hopelessness, angst, bewilderment, pain, and betrayal mark the lived experiences of the mainly subaltern subjects who people its world which is fragmented and framed by larger forces beyond their control, it further argues that Hove mainly employs the figure of a dystopian family, together with the technique of defamiliadsation, to represent not only an existential dystopia, but also a dystopian postcolonial society, and an equally dystopian civilisation.
It is a shot no one wants to see or remember; yet it is unforgettable, catastrophic, a frozen image of human suffering, desperation, forlornness, loneliness in the last seconds of light and life before everlasting darkness.
Her forlornness explains why she felt free only "for a minute" and had to return to the house, where she could experience relative autonomy in gendered space--a seeming contradiction.
When we speak of forlornness, a term Heidegger was fond of, we mean only that God does not exist and that we have to face all the consequences of this.
Behind the facades, the heavy emotions of vulnerability, forlornness and loneliness--but also of strength and resilience--are evident.
My intention to remarry is to fill my forlornness and nothing more than that.
My intention to remarry is to fill my forlornness and nothing more than that," she said, adding that she felt lonely without her husband by her side to celebrate the coming Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr next week.
DESPAIR, anguish, dejection, desperation, despondency, disheartenment, forlornness, gloom, melancholy, misery, pain and sorrow.
Connie's plain sense of forlornness and isolation at this stage of the film are symptomatic of her subconscious suppression of latent sexual desires.
In Isabella, England and Europe stand for reality; but snow he sees for the first time in London, his element, as he decides as a boy, represents only beauty, immense but signifying nothing else, unless the forlornness of the city (Naipaul 7).
On I go, taking in the soothing greens surrounding Tibana, the forlornness of Nuevo Colon, and Turmeque's picture-book plaza.
One reviewer wrote that the purpose of The Conservative Mind was merely to soothe the "pent-up injury, forlornness and frustration" for those conservatives left behind by contemporary life.
How inner human emotions, and particularly how love and death evince the consequentiality of a murder-war, is clearly a heart-word in the literature of disenchantment that Woolf registers in her novel, in which feelings of forlornness, desperation, deprivation are prevalent, and in which, to employ a Dickens phrase, we see how "a crestfallen, disenchanted man" emerges to characterize the modern age in transition.
At first, there is a disparity between Connie's sense of forlornness and barrenness and the hens' connectedness and fecundity, but eventually the hens become "the only things in the world that warmed her heart" (120).