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for·lorn adj \fər-ˈlȯrn, fȯr-\
1 a: bereft, forsaken <left quite forlorn of hope>in teaching this to your child, modeling offers the best chance of them picking it up into their own word bank. pick an appropriately wretched time to collapse on a chair, flopping an arm over your forehead, eyes cast ceilingward, crying out, "i'm so forlorn!"
b: sad and lonely because of isolation or desertion : desolate <a forlorn landscape>
2 : being in poor condition : miserable, wretched <forlorn tumbledown buildings>
3 : nearly hopeless <a forlorn attempt>
— for·lorn·ly adverb— for·lorn·ness noun