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forlorn
used in The Return of the King

6 uses
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Definition sad, hopeless and/or abandoned
  • For thus is it spoken: Oft hope is born, when all is forlorn.
    5.9 -- Book 5 Chapter 9 -- The Last Debate (51% in)
  • They were come to the last end of their folly, and stood forlorn and chill in the grey light of early day before towers and walls which their army could not assault with hope, not even if it had brought thither engines of great power, and the Enemy had no more force than would suffice for the manning of the gate and wall alone.
    5.10 -- Book 5 Chapter 10 -- The Black Gate Opens (44% in)
  • His voice sounded thin and quavering in the cold dark tower: the voice of a forlorn and weary hobbit that no listening orc could possibly mistake for the clear song of an Elven-lord.
    6.1 -- Book 6 Chapter 1 -- The Tower of Cirith Ungol (63% in)
  • But deep in his heart there was something that restrained him: he could not strike this thing lying in the dust, forlorn, ruinous, utterly wretched.
    6.3 -- Book 6 Chapter 3 -- Mount Doom (79% in)
  • And so it was that Gwaihir saw them with his keen far-seeing eyes, as down the wild wind he came, and daring the great peril of the skies he circled in the air: two small dark figures, forlorn, hand in hand upon a little hill, while the world shook under them, and gasped, and rivers of fire drew near.
    6.4 -- Book 6 Chapter 4 -- The Field of Cormallen (32% in)
  • The land looked rather sad and forlorn; but it was after all the first of November and the fag-end of Autumn.
    6.8 -- Book 6 Chapter 8 -- The Scouring of the Shire (12% in)

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