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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 Jackson, Amy Manson, Cristian Ortega, Lorn Macdonald and Gemma McElhinney off to a rave in Beats
Lorn said a report from the Thai side named the suspect, who was delivered to the Sa Kaeo court on Monday, as Chan, 29, from Santepheap village in Battambang province's Sampov Loun district.
The stretch of road between Lorn Street and Market Street had been blocked off by police to protect passers by causing serious traffic congestion.
'We make it easy to work at Sun and also get other life events accomplished,' says Lorn Colflesh, VP/human resources operations.
Just like the women, the men of Brewster Place are soapbox cutouts of the down-and-out, the lorn and lonely; the triumphant of spirit.
Cast: Craig Archibald (Noel Coward), Carolyn Baeumler (Lorn Loraine), Matthew Del Negro (Darren Zorman).
Her fanciful historical novels include Jennifer Lorn (1923), a satire of a pompous aristocrat, seen through the eyes of his wife, in 18th-century England and India; The Venetian Glass Nephew (1925); The Orphan Angel (1926), an imaginative story of what would have happened to Shelley had he been saved from drowning by an American ship; and Mr.
The young man's two friends, aged 23 and 27, were rescued from an island in Loch Awe around 6pm on Saturday and taken to Lorn and Islands Hospital in Oban.