lorn

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Etymology[edit]

Past participle of lese.

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lorn (comparative more lorn, superlative most lorn)

  1. (obsolete) lost, doomed
  2. (archaic) abandoned, lonely, forlorn
    • 1874, James Thomson, The City of Dreadful Night, XIX
      The mighty river flowing dark and deep, (...)
      Is named the River of the Suicides;
      For night by night some lorn wretch overweary,(...)
      Within its cold secure oblivion hides.
    • 1963: He never found his beloved machine gun. Lorn and drained-nervous, he was fired next day. — Thomas Pynchon, V.

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