[ adjective ] pitiable in circumstances especially through abandonment
"desolate and despairing" "left forlorn"
Used in print(L. Don Leet and Florence J. Leet, editors, The World of...)
A tsunami in the Hawaiian_Islands in 1869 washed away an entire town ( Ponoluu ) , leaving only two forlorn trees standing where the community had been .(Joseph Chadwick, No Land Is Free....)
Deputy_Marshal_Luke_Harper still stood_guard on the veranda , a forlorn , scarecrowish figure in the murky dark .
[ adjective ] marked by or showing hopelessness
"the last forlorn attempt" "a forlorn cause"