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forlorn 2 adj. (“fo'rlorn” or “forlo'rn”; cf. ENTIRE)
1. (?) the same sense as in ‘forlorn hope’ Cym. V. v. 406 “The soldier, that so nobly fought.” ∥ ‘Forlorne boies,’ ‘forlorne sentinels,’ ‘forlorne fellowes’ are expressions found in the Eliz. period.
2. abandoned, forsaken, desolate, (hence) unhappy, wretched (the usual sense).
3. of wretched appearance, meagre (S.) 2H4 III. ii. 339, Tit. II. iii. 94 “The trees . . . forlorn and lean.”
sb.. forlorn person 3H6 III. iii. 26.
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