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forlorn
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
sad, hopeless and/or abandoned
  • It was a forlornly unattended playground on weekends and school holidays; it was used strictly for recesses during school days, when the parochial students loitered there—they were unmoved to play many games.
    p. 274.8
  • "Yes, sir," the boy said quietly; he looked at a loss about how to PAY SOME ATTENTION to his dead brother, and so he stared forlornly at the corner of the flag that was near enough to the open tailgate of the hearse to be occasionally moved by the wind.
    p. 599.1

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