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forlorn
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Gulliver's Travels
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  • ůmakes use of no other passions, but a violent desire of wealth, power, and titles; that he applies his words to all uses, except to the indication of his mind; that he never tells a truth but with an intent that you should take it for a lie; nor a lie, but with a design that you should take it for a truth; that those he speaks worst of behind their backs are in the surest way of preferment; and whenever he begins to praise you to others, or to yourself, you are from that day forlorn.

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  • She energized the previously forlorn team.
  • She stood behind the counter with a forlorn look in her eyes.

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