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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 for·lorn /fɝˈlɔrn, fɔr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 For·lese v. t. [p. p. Forlore Forlorn ]  To lose utterly. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 For·lorn a.
 1. Deserted; abandoned; lost.
    Of fortune and of hope at once forlorn.   --Spenser.
    Some say that ravens foster forlorn children.   --Shak.
 2. Destitute; helpless; in pitiful plight; wretched; miserable; almost hopeless; desperate.
    For here forlorn and lost I tread.   --Goldsmith.
    The condition of the besieged in the mean time was forlorn in the extreme.   --Prescott.
    She cherished the forlorn hope that he was still living.   --Thomson.
 A forlorn hope  Mil., a body of men (called in F. enfants perdus, in G. verlornen posten) selected, usually from volunteers, to attempt a breach, scale the wall of a fortress, or perform other extraordinarily perilous service; also, a desperate case or enterprise.
 Syn: -- Destitute, lost; abandoned; forsaken; solitary; helpless; friendless; hopeless; abject; wretched; miserable; pitiable.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 For·lorn, n.
 1. A lost, forsaken, or solitary person.
    Forced to live in Scotland a forlorn.   --Shak.
 2. A forlorn hope; a vanguard. [Obs.]
    Our forlorn of horse marched within a mile of the enemy.   --Oliver Cromvell.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: pitiable in circumstances especially through abandonment;
             "desolate and despairing"; "left forlorn" [syn: desolate,
              godforsaken, lorn]
      2: marked by or showing hopelessness; "the last forlorn
         attempt"; "a forlorn cause"