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forlorn

US [fərˈlɔrn]
UK [fə(r)ˈlɔː(r)n]
  • adj.孤苦伶仃的;孤独凄凉的;荒芜的;不大可能成功的
  • Web被遗弃的;绝望的;孤独的
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adj.
1.
孤苦伶仃的;孤独凄凉的appearing lonely and unhappy
She looked so forlorn, standing there in the rain.
她站在雨中,显得孤苦伶仃。
2.
凄凉的;荒芜的not cared for and with no people in it
Empty houses quickly take on a forlorn look.
空无一人的房屋很快就显得凄凉。
3.
不大可能成功的;难以实现的unlikely to succeed, come true, etc.
She waited in the forlorn hope that he would one day come back to her.
她几乎毫无指望地等待他有一天会回到她的身边。
His father smiled weakly in a forlorn attempt to reassure him that everything was all right.
他父亲淡淡地一笑,枉然地试图要他放心,一切都安然无恙。

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