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forlorn
used in David Copperfield

8 uses
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Definition sad, hopeless and/or abandoned
  • Mrs. Gummidge had never made any other remark than a forlorn sigh, and had never raised her eyes since tea.
    Chapters 1-3 (90% in)
  • I gazed upon the schoolroom into which he took me, as the most forlorn and desolate place I had ever seen.
    Chapters 4-6 (76% in)
  • In my forlorn state I became quite attached to the family, and used to walk about, busy with Mrs. Micawber's calculations of ways and means, and heavy with the weight of Mr. Micawber's debts.
    Chapters 10-12 (64% in)
  • I could not enough admire the change he had wrought in the Golden Cross; or compare the dull forlorn state I had held yesterday, with this morning's comfort and this morning's entertainment.
    Chapters 19-21 (38% in)
  • I fancied, from the disposition of her figure, that Em'ly had but newly risen from the chair, and that the forlorn head might perhaps have been lying on her lap.
    Chapters 22-24 (43% in)
  • He was moving softly to the door, when, in a forlorn hope of saying something naturally — which I never could, to this man — I said: 'Oh!
    Chapters 28-30 (17% in)
  • 'Oh, I might have been much the better for her, if I had had a better heart!' exclaimed the girl, with most forlorn regret; 'for she was always good to me!
    Chapters 46-48 (49% in)
  • If she were not true to it, might the object she now had in life, which bound her to something devoid of evil, in its passing away from her, leave her more forlorn and more despairing, if that were possible, than she had been upon the river's brink that night; and then might all help, human and Divine, renounce her evermore!
    Chapters 46-48 (56% in)

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