forlorn forlorn  /fər ˈlɔrn/


  • (adj) marked by or showing hopelessness


  1. Adam, a frizzy-haired, forlorn-looking grad student in an orange serape, says at least six passengers can bunk in the luggage racks.
  2. Few representatives from Hong Kong's tabloid-driven press stood in the forlorn journalist pen outside the hotel.


  1. In Uganda, Forlorn Square Is Symbol of Crackdown

    In Uganda, a forlorn public square becomes a symbol of state's alleged intolerance of dissent        
    on June 16, 2013     Source: ABC News

  2. Unpretentious spot with a gory history

    Unpretentious spot with a gory history Down a little dead-end street, near an unexpected gated community and just beyond a forlorn picnic area, there's a small ravine. Drawn by gold fever to San Francisco in 1849, shrewd and ambitious, he quickly became the city's political boss - mastering the arts of patronage and strong-arming. By 1857, Broderick had maneuvered his way to a seat in the U.S ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. Hear Smith Westerns' Sad, Starry 'Idol'

    Roughly two weeks out from the release of their third album, Soft Will , Smith Westerns have released a third song from the record: the forlorn "Idol." Lightly swathed in reverb, the track has a starry glint — a blueprint revealed on
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Spin


  1. Benedict said he had been surprised by his election, and German Cardinal Joachim Meisner told reporters late Tuesday that he had looked "a little forlorn" when he went to change into his papal vestments in the Room of Tears - so nicknamed...
    on Apr 20, 2005 By: Joachim Meisner Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  2. "For all his huff and puff, his bowling had no persistent thrust. By mid-morning he looked more like Forlorn Fred," columnist Simon Hughes said in the Daily Telegraph.
    on Aug 3, 2009 By: Simon Hughes Source: AFP

  3. Emin added: "There is something very forlorn about baby clothes being left behind."
    on Jun 13, 2008 By: Tracey Emin Source: Scotsman

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