Definition of Lornness

1. the state of being lorn [n -ES]



Lexicographical Neighbors of Lornness

lorimer
lorimers
loriner
loriners
loring
lorings
loriot
loriots
loris
lorises
lorisidae
lorks
lormetazepam
lorn
lornly
lornness (current term)
lornnesses
lornoxicam
lorra
lorrell
lorrells
lorrie
lorried
lorries
lorry
lorryful
lorryfuls
lorrying
lorryless
lorryload

Literary usage of Lornness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Passages from the French and Italian Note-books of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1871)
"beholder with such splendor shining through such for- lornness! We afterwards went into the sculpture-gallery, where I looked at the Faun of Praxiteles, ..."

2. Our Mutual Friend by Charles ( Dickens (1865)
"... to my husband that it was comforting to think that how the poor boy would be benefited by John's own money, and protected from John's own for- lornness. ..."

3. The Negro Question by George Washington Cable (1898)
"But the very for- lornness of these absurd projects, built, themselves, on open confessions that the past is a failure and that something different must be ..."

4. The Autobiography of Leigh Hunt by Leigh Hunt, Thornton Leigh Hunt (1860)
"... at the risk of loss to repute, and a sure amount of pain and vexation, that man, if the groan reached him in its for- lornness, would be Thomas Carlyle. ..."

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