Forlornness in a sentence

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Definition of Forlornness

  • State of being forlorn.
  • sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned

How to use forlornness in a sentence. Forlornness pronunciation.

To anger succeeded a mood of desperate forlornness.
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As he sat there in the windy darkness, hour after hour, open-mouthed and open-eyed, he was steeped in terror-terror of the future, of its forlornness, of his own feebleness, of death.
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A cart rumbled past, and across the grey street a dingy black cat, moving furtively along the pavement, gave an additional touch of forlornness to the scene.
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This gift of characterization in a few words is lavished also on material objects, as, for instance; what more is needed to describe the forlornness of the home from which Anne was rescued than the statement that even the trees around it "looked like orphans"?
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The minister, in spite of a fighting creed, possessed a measure of gentler susceptibilities, and the beauty of this basin in the chalk hills, this winter triumphant, these lights of home and fellowship in the cottage windows disputing the forlornness of the snow, crept into his soul.
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When they met he yielded to an impulse which the invalid's forlornness inspired, and went on to see him off.
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The recognition of her forlornness deepened it, but she was cheerfuller, for no reason, the next morning; and that afternoon, the doctor unexpectedly came upon a call which he made haste to say was not professional.
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He tried to cheer Wolf out of his sad-eyed forlornness, and failed.
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She dressed herself, as usual, carefully, trying so to arrange her hair and attire that nothing of the forlornness she felt at heart should be visible externally.
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All about her seemed elastic; depression, fear, forlornness, were withdrawn.
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To Westover, who had gone with the increasing forlornness a man feels in such pleasures after thirty-five, it seemed as if the two were in each other's company the whole evening.
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When I had done, the poor girl, in the extremity of her forlornness and distress, forgot all the little maidenly conventionalities and young-lady-like restraints of everyday life-and, in a burst of natural grief and honest confiding helplessness, hid her face on my bosom, and cried there as if she were a child again, and I was the mother to whom she had been used to look for comfort.
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She clung to his hand for an instant, caught by an odd feeling of forlornness.
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Kelly could be quite irresistible when he chose, and he had evidently made up his mind to comfort the girl's forlornness so far as in him lay.
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Maggie felt a sudden forlornness and desolation.
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It had all the desolate forlornness of a habitation in which no human being has dwelt for a very long time; there was dust on the mantelpiece, a melancholy sputtering of coal choked with cinders and gasping for breath in the fireplace, stuffy hot clamminess beating about the unopened windows.
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If his forlornness did not bring tears to your eyes, the grace of the pink bow that lopped behind Spunkie's left ear would surely have brought a copious flow.
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And even then he half smiled to himself at the forlornness of the hope that he should ever need a standing place again.
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Now that I had become suddenly sensible of the fatuity of the hopes I had begun to cherish, I suffered not merely what another lover might, but in addition a desolate loneliness, an utter forlornness, such as no other lover, however unhappy, could have felt.
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I should be a fool not to know that I cannot seem to you as other men of your own generation do, but as some strange uncanny being, a stranded creature of an unknown sea, whose forlornness touches your compassion despite its grotesqueness.
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Examples of Forlornness

Example #1
She fell upon herself with gloomy ferocity.
Example #2
When her fight for self-control was over and she looked up to apologize for her pitiful exhibition of weakness-and to note whether she had made an impression upon his sympathies-she saw him just entering the house, a quarter of a mile away.
Example #3
His heart clave piteously to the unconscious woman beside him, for he had nothing else.
Example #4
The girl went to lie down first for an hour or two in the room across the landing, and he was left alone in the gaunt room with his wife.
Example #5
The houses looked dead and untenanted.
Example #6
The air was heavy with the peculiar desolation of a London winter morning.