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  1. "A Forlorn Hope" is a musical album of Brahman.
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  2. "A forlorn hope" is a musical single of Para:noir.
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Google previewOxford Dictionary of English Idioms (2010)

by John Ayto

hope a forlorn hope: see FORLORN. hope chest a chest containing linen, clothes, and household items ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of Word Origins (2010)

by Julia Cresswell

A forlorn hope is a persistent or desperate hope that is unlikely to be fulfilled. The phrase came into the language as a mistranslation of Dutch verloren hoop 'lost troop'. It originally referred to a band of soldiers picked to begin an attack, many ...

Google previewThe Chambers Dictionary (1998)

a forsaken person; a forlorn hope. — or/£/>a/>oftheoAjforlese(/or-fc') vnolose; ...

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Let it no longer be a forlorn hope
To wash an Ethiop :
He's wash'd, his gloomy skin a peaceful shade
For his white soul is made :
And now, I doubt not, the Eternal Dove
A black-faced house will love. (Richard Crashaw)
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