American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Bereft; forlorn.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Lost; undone.
- Forlorn; bereft; lonely: as, a lorn widow.
GNU Webster's 1913
- Past participle of lese. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English -loren, past participle of -lēosan, to lose (as in forlēosan, to lose); see leu- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Dickens made Mrs. Gummidge very funny; but the Gummidge of real life is not merely a limp, "lorn" creature -- she is a woman who began by being unhealthily vain, and ends by being venomously malignant.”
“And thou, lorn Wisdom's child, where'er thou art —”
“Perhaps purchasing a gas or electric heater may deter the love lorn bucks in his area, if he doesn't take up huntin '.”
“Wandering about like love-lorn Wildebeest and groping the female (and male) staff”
“I'm an angst-filled, love-lorn, chick on the edge of heterosexual desperation, but no matter how hard I try, I can't ever imagine partaking in vagina pie.”
“I dug their love-lorn laced lyrics and the beats were amazing.”
“Blessed with a backstory that directly invokes Vlad the Impaler, Oldman plays Dracula as a love-lorn mortal who declares war on God, thereby achieving damned immortality.”
“Wilmington, N.C. I'm hanging out, waiting to hear John McCain deliver his latest new stump speech -- the text seems less toxic than recent efforts -- but I couldn't let Bill Kristol's latest advice to the vote-lorn column pass.”
“--- In his role as a guardian of the innocent, Geralt, the witcher from Rivia, meets incestuous kings with undead daughters, vengeful djinns, rancorous maidens, shrieking harpies, love-lorn vampires and despondent ghouls.”
“The tops of buildings tremble like children lorn and lost.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘lorn’.
Just some words I happen to enjoy. Some thread-worn, some not.
words for the bespoke
Basically it's just mikeropology's words, but with his username turned into an adjectivally splendid list name.
just the next words that come along
about solitude and liking it
Words that appear in Shelley's Adonais.
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