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Taking advantage of the beasts' general forlornness and evident need of an authority figure, Max introduces himself and is quickly accepted as their king.
149) Sartre wrote, "[W]hat we call 'Existentialism humanism' [is a] [h]umanism, because we remind man that there is no lawmaker other than himself, and that in his forlornness he will decide by himself.
My intention to remarry is to fill my forlornness and nothing more than that.
My intention to remarry is to fill my forlornness and nothing more than that," she said, adding that she felt lonely without her husband by her side to celebrate the coming Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr next week.
DESPAIR, anguish, dejection, desperation, despondency, disheartenment, forlornness, gloom, melancholy, misery, pain and sorrow.
Connie's plain sense of forlornness and isolation at this stage of the film are symptomatic of her subconscious suppression of latent sexual desires.
He has felt before their aching forlornness for himself.
In Isabella, England and Europe stand for reality; but snow he sees for the first time in London, his element, as he decides as a boy, represents only beauty, immense but signifying nothing else, unless the forlornness of the city (Naipaul 7).
On I go, taking in the soothing greens surrounding Tibana, the forlornness of Nuevo Colon, and Turmeque's picture-book plaza.
Grant thinks images: a rope dangling from a mizzen sail; the frayed edge of fabric, something rough like jute; the forlornness of something or other, and he sighs theatrically, at the unfinished that passes itself off as freedom or enticement.
One reviewer wrote that the purpose of The Conservative Mind was merely to soothe the "pent-up injury, forlornness and frustration" for those conservatives left behind by contemporary life.
We learned at the same drill that we would be separated that same day, and the forlornness was piercing.