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[Middle English, from Old English -loren, past participle of -lēosan, to lose (as in forlēosan, to lose); see leu- in Indo-European roots.]
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poetic forsaken or wretched
[Old English loren, past participle of -lēosan to lose]
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forsaken; desolate; bereft.
[1250–1300; Middle English; Old English loren, past participle of lēosan (Middle English lesen); akin to lose]
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1. Having been given up and left alone:
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