Definitions

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  • adv. In a forlorn manner; done with intentions of abandonment.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a forlorn manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a forlorn, forsaken, or wretched manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a forlorn manner

Etymologies

forlorn +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • These protective garments are generally also festooned with wands of office: besmeared stethoscopes draped around the neck, clunky paging devices clipped to the belt, and an array of well chewed ballpoint pens poking forlornly from the breast and hip pockets.

    Cri de coeur

  • She seemed, of a sudden, as she leaned heavily on his arm, a presaging apparition out of the dim future, an adumbration of her own body grown frail and old, looking up to him for help, calling forlornly to him for solace.

    Phantom Wires A Novel

  • At the corner, the charcoal husk of a car smoldered forlornly, resting on its rims like a tired cow.

    Day of Honey

  • But in my self-service, I have done you a disservice, he said forlornly.

    Exit the Actress

  • Both ads use the same stock video of Cofield walking forlornly alongside her shuttered brake-pad production facility.

    Strickland goes negative in first campaign ad

  • A little later, queuing forlornly towards U.S. customs and immigration, a tall, middle-aged man — Canadian passport, je regrette — passed the time by clipping his fingernails.

    O tempora, O mores

  • An ice axe lay forlornly on the snow below rock buttresses high on Harrison Stickle, the most dominant of the Langdale Pikes.

    Country diary: Great Langdale, Lake District

  • So he arose and trotted forlornly back to camp, pausing once, and twice, to sit down and whimper and to listen to the call that still sounded in the depths of the forest.

    The Bondage

  • He sat down forlornly on the steps of the front veranda, and I, having lingered, waved him

    Page 7

  • I looked for him to retaliate, but he contented himself with swimming about forlornly a safe ten feet away.

    THE HEATHEN

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