(of an aim or endeavor) Unlikely to succeed or be fulfilled; hopeless
a forlorn attempt to escape
marked by or showing hopelessness; "the last forlorn attempt"; "a forlorn cause"
(forlornly) in a forlorn manner; "a single chicken was scratching forlornly in the yard"
(forlornness) sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned
The Donner Party is a 2009 period drama film written and directed by T.J. Martin, and distributed by First Look International. It is based on the true story of the Donner Party, an 1840s westward traveling group of settlers headed for California. ...
abandoned, left behind, deserted; miserable, as when lonely being abandoned
(Forlornly) I smiled a little forlornly, for Yoshitoki’s words had contained truths that I did not want to hear. Definition: lonely and miserable, as though deserted or abandoned, desperate and doomed to failure; He was forlornly crying while lying on his bed at home.
triste; desolado; desamparado; abandonado; vano
Desolate or dreary; unhappy or miserable, as in feeling, condition, or appearance.