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Emotional depthPlay
'Forlorn' expresses deep sorrow, more than just being 'sad'. SlideHis forlorn expression spoke volumes about his grief.
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Less commonPlay
'Forlorn' is less common in everyday conversation; more literary. SlideIn her diary, she described the forlorn landscape of winter.
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Not transientPlay
'Forlorn' suggests a lingering sadness, not a brief one. SlideHe's been forlorn ever since the loss of his friend.