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Each mini-chapter here begins with a question, followed by what feels like a personal answer written specifically to the forlorn rather than to the world — in a story, really, but one that’s relatable.

The roof is missing and the whole island appeared forlorn and desolate.

The artist’s mother has a recurring role, and the show’s title comes from a forlorn message on an electronic sign outside the local middle school.

Patrick Hamlin is a forlorn East Coast writer who heads west and is quickly disillusioned by the seedy underbelly of Hollywood.

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The piece concludes with “Your Blanket,” a forlorn ballad played over watercolor illustrations that capture life’s simple elegance.

Today, a forlorn air hangs over Santa Maria degli Angeli, like a graveyard where ghosts are buried.

The roads are forlorn, the landscape barren, the forests menacing.

He could not shake the image of that forlorn, mistreated horse.

That process is indeed likely to be prolonged, and maybe forlorn for some time to come.

He looked as forlorn as might be expected of a retired cop who finds himself the one behind bars.

"I wasn't joking last night when I told Goodell that this was something of a forlorn hope," he said.

"The high and mighty sent me out to lead a forlorn hope," Mac dryly responded.

It ended in a broad open moor, stony; and full of damp boggy hollows, forlorn and desolate under the autumn sky.

The same old battalions being called on again and again to do the forlorn hope sort of business.

I was more than ready to take her place; you actually stirred my maternal instincts when you arrived, you looked so forlorn.

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On this page you'll find 105 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to forlorn, such as: depressed, deserted, desolate, desperate, despondent, and destitute.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.