Saturday, 28 August 2010

Word of the Week #4

Forlorn (adj)
Originates from before 1150, from the Old and Middle English word for to lose. Forlorn means that something is lonely, sad, forsaken due to isolation. It can also express hopeless and despair or something that is in poor condition.

"I observed her small, forlorn figure in the distance."
"The buildings seemed forlorn, moss growing along the walls and all the way up to the rooftops."


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