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"forlorn" in British English

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forlornadjective

uk   /fəˈlɔːn/  us   /fɚˈlɔːrn/
(Definition of forlorn from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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forlornadjective

 us   /fɔrˈlɔrn, fər-/
looking or ​feelingalone and ​sad because you need ​help but do not ​expect to get it: As I ​left little Bobby on his first ​day of ​school, he gave me such a forlorn ​look.
(Definition of forlorn from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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