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fer lawrn

  • s  marked by or showing hopelessness
    the last forlorn attempt
    a forlorn cause

  • Bush has that forlorn what-the-hell-happened? expression on his face, the one that has marked his presidency at difficult times.
  • Adam, a frizzy-haired, forlorn-looking grad student in an orange serape, says at least six passengers can bunk in the luggage racks.
  • It was the Hearst-Pulitzer tug-of-war over Richard Outcault's forlorn Yellow Kid that brought on the day of the colored comic strip, and gave "yellow journalism" its name.
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  • In Uganda, Forlorn Square Is Symbol of Crackdown
    In Uganda, a forlorn public square becomes a symbol of state's alleged intolerance of dissent        
    June 16, 2013 - ABC News
  • 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 ...
    June 15, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle
  • 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
    June 12, 2013 - Spin

  • Joachim Meisner in San Diego Union Tribune
    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...
  • Simon Hughes in AFP
    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.
  • Tracey Emin in Scotsman
    Emin added: "There is something very forlorn about baby clothes being left behind."

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