lorn


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lorn

 (lôrn)
adj. Archaic
Abandoned; forlorn.

[Middle English, from Old English -loren, past participle of -lēosan, to lose (as in forlēosan, to lose); see leu- in Indo-European roots.]

lorn

(lɔːn)
adj
poetic forsaken or wretched
[Old English loren, past participle of -lēosan to lose]
ˈlornness n

lorn

(lɔrn)

adj.
forsaken; desolate; bereft.
[1250–1300; Middle English; Old English loren, past participle of lēosan (Middle English lesen); akin to lose]
lorn′ness, n.
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lorn

adjective
1. Having been given up and left alone:
2. Dejected due to the awareness of being alone:
References in classic literature ?
At last she shed tears on that subject, and said again that she was 'a lone lorn creetur' and everythink went contrary with her'.
I know that I am a lone lorn creetur', and not only that everythink goes contrary with me, but that I go contrary with everybody.
I am a lone lorn creetur', and had much better not make myself contrary here.
The whole consciousness of my life lorn, my love lost, my hope quenched, my faith death-struck, swayed full and mighty above me in one sullen mass.
Rachel and her baby are currently in Lorn and Islands Hospital, Oban.
Lorn Spolter has been in business for 32 years and has dealt with all types of situations.
Tony Brown, 44 of Lorn Court, Lorn Street, Birkenhead, used a free information pack to mock up the bucket attaching a balloon and images of the BBC's Pudsey Bear.
It comes after London delivery man Lorn Mayers moved to the US to play for American football team Oakland Raiders.
Lorn Mayers, 21, once the youngest player ever signed by an NFL team, was one of four people injured in the shooting at the Elbow Room club in Islington, London.
One of the little people, Lorn, keeps trying to find out about her past life as a human, because all the other little people can.
Skipper Ronnie Campbell, who sails the 35ft charter boast Laura Dawn out of Oban, is the guide and helmsman you need to take on the monster skate in the Firth of Lorn, an Ice Age glacial valley between the Isle of Mull and the Argyll and Bute mainland.
The stretch of road between Lorn Street and Market Street had been blocked off by police to protect passers by causing serious traffic congestion.