Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Forlorn; destitute; worn out; jaded.

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Examples

  • And tho 'wi' crazy eild I'm sair forfairn [old age, sorely worn-out]

    Robert Burns How To Know Him

  • I have had mony a thought, that when I fand mysell auld and forfairn, and no able to enjoy

    The Antiquary — Complete

  • I have had mony a thought, that when I fand mysell auld and forfairn, and no able to enjoy God's blessed air ony langer, I wad drag mysell here wi 'a pickle ait-meal; and see, there's a bit bonny dropping well that popples that self-same gate simmer and winter; --- and I wad e'en streek mysell out here, and abide my removal, like an auld dog that trails its useless ugsome carcass into some bush or bracken no to gie living things a scunner wi' the sight o't when it's dead ---

    The Antiquary

  • "He has afore now," answered Nannie, "helpit mony a puir, forfairn lassie in the very bit o'time when their case was maist fearful.

    Alamance; Or, the Great and Final Experiment viii, 9-151, [1] p.

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