Word of the Day: Lost
lost / lôst,last
1. no longer possessed
Count not what is lost but what is left.
2. not claimed or made use of
Hours once lost cannot be regained.
3. desperate; morally or physically ruined or destroyed
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862
4. having gone astray
Not all those who wander are lost.
J. R. R. Tolkien, 1892-1973
5. not able to be found
History is a box of tricks with a lost key.
Carl Sandburg, 1878-1967
6. having ended in defeat
Every struggle, whether won or lost, strengthens us for the next to come.
Don’t get lost in your pain, know that one day your pain will become your cure.
A day is lost if one has not laughed.
Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for.
Clarence Darrow, 1857-1938
10. overlooked during a process
Poetry is what gets lost in translation.
Robert Frost, 1874-1938
1. simple past tense and past participle of lose
You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled, then something has been lost.
Martha Graham, 1894-1991