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  • adj. comparative form of forlorn: more forlorn


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  • Never did the waters of heaven pour down on a forlorner head.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864

  • Always I can see, Oh, so vividly, the two sailor brothers waving good-bye as the train moved off through the London dusk, and then that other and forlorner group of three, standing outside the dock gates with the sentry like the angel in Eden, turning them back from happiness.

    Carry On Letters in War-Time

  • Sure no forlorner procession ever passed down Troy river than this, awhile so jocund, mute now, irresponsive to the morning's smile, the cuckoo's blithe challenge from the cliff.

    The Mayor of Troy

  • In such a valley would stand a saw-mill, and huddled about it a few poor huts, while a friendless road, scarce discernible from the boat, wound up from the river through the valley, and led to wildernesses all the forlorner for the devastation of their forests.

    A Chance Acquaintance

  • 'Self-sacrifice' the Germans hold the duty of cavalry; and there have been few forlorner hopes than the errand on which on this ill-starred day our 200 troopers rode into the heart of 10,000 Afghans flushed with unwonted good fortune.

    The Afghan Wars 1839-42 and 1878-80

  • After a little, it becomes a little richer; but a forlorner land to live in I never saw.

    The Complete Project Gutenberg Writings of Charles Dudley Warner

  • Well! It is a forlorn hope at the best, and not much the forlorner for being delayed till dark.

    A Tale of Two Cities

  • Never did the waters of heaven pour down upon a forlorner head.


  • Methought there was something in the forlorn bird that softened me more to the forlorner youth, of whom it seemed a type.

    The Caxtons — Volume 16

  • a little, it becomes a little richer; but a forlorner land to live in I never saw.



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