from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Forlorn; destitute; worn out; jaded.
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And tho 'wi' crazy eild I'm sair forfairn [old age, sorely worn-out]
I have had mony a thought, that when I fand mysell auld and forfairn, and no able to enjoy
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 ---
"He has afore now," answered Nannie, "helpit mony a puir, forfairn lassie in the very bit o'time when their case was maist fearful.