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1‘she looked so forlorn that Maggie's heart lurched’
unhappy, sad, miserable, sorrowful, dejected, despondent, disconsolate, wretched, abject, morose, regretful, broken-hearted, heartbroken, down, downcast, dispirited, downhearted, heavy-hearted, crestfallen, depressed, melancholy, blue, gloomy, glum, mournful, despairing, doleful, woebegone, woeful, tearful, long-faced, joyless, cheerless, out of sorts
pitiful, pitiable, heart-rending, piteous, pathetic, uncared-for
informal down in the mouth, down in the dumps, fed up
2‘Brooke End signal box was left to stand forlorn’
desolate, deserted, abandoned, forsaken, forgotten, neglected
3‘his voice rose in a forlorn attempt to drown the racket’
hopeless, with no chance of success, beyond hope
useless, futile, pointless, purposeless, vain, unavailing, nugatory
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