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used in Catch-22

7 uses
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sad, hopeless, pitiful and/or abandoned
  • "What could you possibly say to him?" Major Major wondered forlornly.
    Chapter 9 — Major Major Major Major (99% in)
forlornly = without hope
  • Luciana was touched by Nately's forlorn air, but broke loudly into robust laughter again the moment she stepped outside into the sunny street with Yossarian and heard Hungry Joe beseeching them from the window to come back and take their clothes off, because he really was a photographer from Life magazine.
    Chapter 16 — Luciana (78% in)
  • 'I don't know what I'll do if he does begin moaning,' the dashing young fighter pilot with the golden mustache had grieved forlornly.
    Chapter 17 — The Soldier in White (26% in)
  • Nately gave up his search forlornly.
    Chapter 23 — Natley's Old Man (76% in)
  • The chaplain shook his head, chewing his clotted dry lower lip forlornly, and walked out.
    Chapter 25 — The Chaplain (54% in)
  • Men in uniform were screaming and running there too, or standing motionless in one spot, rooted in awe, like Sergeant Knight and Doc Daneeka as they gravely craned their heads upward and watched the guilty, banking, forlorn airplane with McWatt circle and circle slowly and climb.
    Chapter 30 — Dunbar (90% in)
  • His downcast face was fragile and forlorn as a swallow's, and he rubbed the back of his arms rhythmically.
    Chapter 31 — Daneeka (20% in)

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