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"I don't know more than half the population of New England," said Dan, with apparent levity, but real forlornness.
APRIL HOPESWILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS
She had clung to his arm with a tragic forlornness that seemed to leave her very wan and helpless.
THE SHADOWARTHUR STRINGER
My grief and forlornness have made a strange alteration in my former feelings about his coming back.
THE QUEEN OF HEARTSWILKIE COLLINS
When they met he yielded to an impulse which the invalid's forlornness inspired, and went on to see him off.
At length Ellis came bustling along; and even she was a welcome sight to poor Morag in her forlornness.
MORAGJANET MILNE RAE
She did not know why, but all at once a terrible feeling of utter forlornness seized her.
NORTH OF FIFTY-THREEBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Newman only half understood it, but it amused him, and the old man's decent forlornness appealed to his democratic instincts.
THE AMERICANHENRY JAMES
Their lineaments and their gait show forth a ghastly forlornness that excites pity and despair.
THE RECONSTRUCTED SCHOOLFRANCIS B. PEARSON
From the garden, which lay at the side and behind it, it showed all of its forlornness and few of its possibilities.
MRS. RED PEPPERGRACE S. RICHMOND
What a pity that such a picture should fade, and perplex the beholder with such splendor shining through such forlornness!
SYNONYM OF THE DAYAPRIL 23, 2021

WORDS RELATED TO FORLORNNESS

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versaladjective | [vur-suhl ]SEE DEFINITION
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