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adjective forlorn pronunciation in American English /fərˈlɔrn/
  1. 1
    appearing lonely and sad

    We watched her, a forlorn figure alone on the platform.

    1. a.
      used about places that are empty and in bad condition

      One of the city’s best-loved landmarks now stands forlorn and almost derelict.

  2. 2
    wanted by you very much despite knowing that there is little chance of getting what you want
    forlorn hope:

    He knew that winning a medal was a forlorn hope.

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