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used in Gone with the Wind

15 uses
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sad, hopeless and/or abandoned
  • Indignation at being misunderstood mingled with Scarlett's forlorn feeling of being out of everything and strangled all utterance.
    2.9 (8% in)
  • It was empty and he looked at it in forlorn bewilderment.
    2.10 (87% in)
  • Mother, you've still got me," said Phil, in a forlorn effort at comforting the white-faced woman beside him.
    2.14 (68% in)
  • But lying weak and forlorn in the bed, she could only nod.
    2.16 (78% in)
  • They passed the lot where the Meade house had stood and there remained of it only a forlorn pair of stone steps and a walk, leading up to nothing.
    4.33 (37% in)
  • But it looked forlorn and unkempt under the gray sky.
    4.34 (10% in)
  • So, because she was pretty and charming and could appear quite helpless and forlorn at times, they gladly patronized her lumber yard and also Frank's store, feeling that they should help a plucky little woman who apparently had only a shiftless husband to support her.
    4.38 (38% in)
  • He came to her, his black face as forlorn as a lost and masterless hound.
    4.41 (1% in)
  • Is that—is that why you won't look at me?" she questioned forlornly.
    4.41 (10% in)
  • It—it looks so forlorn!
    4.41 (61% in)
  • The soft drawling voices quickened with an old excitement as they talked in the quiet darkness—infantryman, cavalryman, cannoneer, evoking memories of the days when life was ever at high tide, recalling the fierce heat of their midsummer in this forlorn sunset of their winter.
    4.41 (78% in)
  • She had not been forlorn and frightened then, as she was now, weak and pain racked and bewildered.
    5.56 (57% in)
  • But that forlorn whisper brought instant response from somewhere in the darkness beside the bed and the soft voice of the one she called made answer in lullaby tones: "I'm here, dear.
    5.56 (65% in)
  • "Melly is the only woman friend I ever had," she thought forlornly, "the only woman except Mother who really loved me.
    5.61 (61% in)
  • She wondered forlornly if she had ever really understood anyone in the world.
    5.63 (92% in)

There are no more uses of "forlorn" in Gone with the Wind.

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