Associations to the word «Forlorn»

Wiktionary

FORLORN, verb. (obsolete) past participle of forlese
FORLORN, adjective. Abandoned, left behind, deserted.
FORLORN, adjective. Miserable, as when lonely being abandoned.
FORLORN HOPE, noun. (military) A small troop picked to make an advance attack, or the first attack; a storming party.
FORLORN HOPE, noun. Any dangerous or hopeless venture.
FORLORN HOPES, noun. Plural of forlorn hope

Dictionary definition

FORLORN, adjective. Marked by or showing hopelessness; "the last forlorn attempt"; "a forlorn cause".

Wise words

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