View definitions for forlornly


adverb as in unhappily

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Perseverance, the first multibillion-dollar NASA mission to Mars in nine years, quickly produced two low-resolution images of the landing site — a forlorn landscape pocked with small craters.

It’s a wrenching detail, though Fogel goes on to milk it a little too freely—a later shot of the chair, sitting forlorn and empty, probably should have been cut.

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On busier roads, elderly, scarved women sat by piles of potatoes and onions hoping forlornly for a sale.

The meeting wound down forlornly, with Obama attempting to enumerate issues that the two sides had in common.

But he was such a forlornly muddy mongrel pup, and so eloquent of tail, that I spoke his name on an impulse, and put out my hand.

"I'm afeared, then, I won't be able to claim that there money," he said forlornly.

"She didna see me," said Hendry, sitting down forlornly on the table.

Margaret knew it all; she read it in Boucher's face, forlornly desperate and livid with rage.

It yeas cold and chilly, and they forlornly set out in search of some sort of a conveyance.


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On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to forlornly, such as: glumly, sadly, despondently, gloomily, sorrowfully, and unpleasantly.

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