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Synonyms for forlorn

Synonyms for forlorn

dejected due to the awareness of being alone

having been given up and left alone

having lost all hope

Words related to forlorn

marked by or showing hopelessness

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In the treacherous sunlight we see Venice decayed, forlorn, poverty-stricken, and commerceless--forgotten and utterly insignificant.
On the brilliantly lighted avenue he perceived the forlorn woman dodging about like a scout.
We know this well, we who have passed into the Realm of Terror, who skulk in eternal dusk among the scenes of our former lives, invisible even to ourselves and one another, yet hiding forlorn in lonely places; yearning for speech with our loved ones, yet dumb, and as fearful of them as they of us.
They have been scorched, it is true; like the survivors of forlorn hopes, they have by unthinkably miraculous ways come through the fight to marvel at the tally of the slain.
The gay little garden of the schoolmaster's bride was rather a forlorn place now, and the Lombardies and birches were under bare poles, as Captain Jim said.
Miss Polly looked at the forlorn little gray bunch of neglected misery in Pollyanna's arms, and shivered: Miss Polly did not care for cats--not even pretty, healthy, clean ones.
The next day it was a dog, even dirtier and more forlorn, perhaps, than was the kitten; and again Miss Polly, to her dumfounded amazement, found herself figuring as a kind protector and an angel of mercy--a role that Pollyanna so unhesitatingly thrust upon her as a matter of course, that the woman--who abhorred dogs even more than she did cats, if possible--found herself as before, powerless to remonstrate.
I was received by a solemn man-servant out of livery, was informed that the family had retired for the night, and was then led into a large and lofty room where my supper was awaiting me, in a forlorn manner, at one extremity of a lonesome mahogany wilderness of dining-table.
And that has raised further serious doubts about his future in the sport - and his increasingly forlorn quest to match Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 major titles.
com)-- Yellow Peril Gallery is pleased to announce The Forlorn Incantations, a solo exhibition by Johnny Adimando, featuring works showcasing the artist's struggle from the grasp of both dogma and doubt: psychologically, spiritually and creatively.
Since the tragedy they have been lying forlorn close to floral tributes to Cpl Nathan Cirillo, 24.
Intruding on a forlorn family as they hit rock bottom.
Mick finds a forlorn figure on the stairs and does his best to cheer her up but, after all the lying and cheating she's had to endure, does Sharon really love Phil enough to go through with the wedding?
As for the forlorn incumbent of the away dug-out his next 48 hours would have been difficult.
POSSIBLY a forlorn hope, but on the glorious occasion of the Wales win over England at the Millennium Stadium, my cap, and very nearly my umbrella and myself, was blown off into the Taff as I waited to enter the ground on the stadium side.