forlornly


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for·lorn

 (fər-lôrn′, fôr-)
adj.
1.
a. Abandoned, deserted, or desolate: "my high school chums ... enjoying cider and doughnuts ... while I was trapped up on that forlorn mountain" (Howard Frank Mosher).
b. Sad or lonely, especially from being deserted or abandoned: "waved them goodbye from the door like forlorn parents waving off a honeymoon couple" (Anne Bartlett).
c. Suggesting or characterized by sadness or loneliness: the forlorn whistle of a train in the night.
d. Wretched or pitiful in appearance or condition: people living in forlorn shacks.
2. Bereft or deprived: forlorn of all hope.
3. Nearly hopeless; desperate: a forlorn acknowledgment of failure.

[Middle English forloren, past participle of forlesen, to abandon, from Old English forlēosan; see leu- in Indo-European roots.]

for·lorn′ly adv.
for·lorn′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.forlornly - in a forlorn manner; "a single chicken was scratching forlornly in the yard"
Translations
بِحِرْمان، بِيَأْس
opuštěně
ene og forladt
elhagyatottan
einmanalega, dapurlega
opustene
ümitsizce

forlornly

[fəˈlɔːnlɪ] ADVtristemente

forlornly

[fɔːrˈlɔːrnli] adv
[stare, wait, stand] → tristement
[hope, attempt] → vainement

forlornly

adv
stand, waiteinsam und verlassen; stareverloren
hope, try (= desperately)verzweifelt; (= vainly)vergeblich

forlornly

[fəˈlɔːnlɪ] advsconsolatamente; (hope) → vanamente

forlorn

(fəˈloːn) adjective
pitiful; unhappy because left alone. She seems rather forlorn since he left.
forˈlornly adverb
References in classic literature ?
She could not roam about and amuse herself, for the burned breadth would show, so she stared at people rather forlornly till the dancing began.
With all her might she crowds all sail off shore; in so doing, fights 'gainst the very winds that fain would blow her homeward; seeks all the lashed sea's landlessness again; for refuge's sake forlornly rushing into peril; her only friend her bitterest foe
He accompanied us along the passage into the black-and-white hall, where the low gas flame glimmered forlornly.
Underneath the elms we parted, By the lowly cottage door; One brief word alone was uttered Never on our lips before; And away I walked forlornly, Broken-hearted evermore.
Against the twilight rises the trapezoidal top of the stack, which has stood forlornly here through the washing and bleaching of the wintry weather.
Jellyby in his spectacles, forlornly fenced into a corner by the great dining-table and the two gentlemen, he seemed to have given up the whole thing and to be speechless and insensible.
In the meantime the boys were gazing very forlornly at Wendy, now equipped with John and Michael for the journey.
He would not come with me, and I left him on the seat; when I was far away I looked back, and he was still sitting there forlornly.
An hour or so later, on his way out, he came upon Lady Ruth sitting a little forlornly in the hall.
Dan MacDonald, pioneer saloonman and gambler on the upper Yukon, owner and proprietor of the Tivoli and all its games, wandered forlornly across the great vacant space of floor and joined the two at the stove.
I looked for him to retaliate, but he contented himself with swimming about forlornly a safe ten feet away.
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.