1(wretched)(sigh/glance/smile) triste(appearance) (of person) de tristeza y desamparo(appearance) (of house, place) de abandono
- They were forlorn, dejected, and pleading, yet so serenely resolved he was compelled to do as she asked.
- The shots were better than good and the swing rhythmic, but the young man in the white shirt still cut rather a forlorn figure.
- Considering he has taken a stack of wickets, Murali has cut a surprisingly forlorn figure in this series.
- Hail pelted down on the forlorn figure making her way up an elegant brick path leading up to a cheery little house.
- Friends tell me Paul has been seen walking his dog around the Heath, looking rather forlorn and lonely.
- When Ruth reached the beach, she saw a forlorn figure sitting near the edge of the sea.
- It seemed somehow forlorn and pathetic as if it had been suddenly abandoned.
- A pathetically forlorn figure, he set out to destroy all traces of the religion of his ancestors.
- His harrying of the opposition robbed Chelsea of time on the ball and he looked a million miles removed from the forlorn figure so often seen this season.
- The New Zealander is a totally different animal to the forlorn figure we saw last season, struggling as he was with injury and confidence.
- I stood a forlorn figure in the dressing-room, the last to get into the bath.
- There the Empress stands today, a somewhat forlorn figure.
- Mark took one last look at the forlorn figure of Tina sitting at the table he had just abruptly left.
- He cut a forlorn figure with no vest and in shoes at least two sizes too big.
- This is the tale of a lonely and forlorn Scotsman, who somehow managed to get himself separated from his drinking companions, and lost in a strange city.
- Nevertheless, this daft, complex and slightly forlorn figure is set to become one of rap's martyrs.
- The lonely letter looked forlorn, sitting like an omen on the smooth, glossy surface.
- Lately I've been feeling depressed and forlorn, as if my best friend had just died.
- Seeing him sat there all alone like that was kind of sad - he looked so lonely and forlorn.
- When I called, the tiny forlorn figure sat up and reached out towards us.
2(desperate)(attempt/effort) desesperadoin the forlorn hope of … — con la vana esperanza de …
- Any such effort would be forlorn, for O'Neill is staying put in Britain.
- It always would be, even if his object of forlorn piety never saw him the same way again.
- The bikers have started burning them down at night in a forlorn attempt to hold back the waves of progress that Phoenix is attracting with its golf courses.
- Archaeologists think it may have been built in a forlorn attempt to stave off the effects of climate change 5,000 years ago.
- The ragtag Republican forces, resisting him in their forlorn fight against fascism, had encircled the town.