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  • interj. Used to tell somebody to go away or leave one alone.
  • v. To lose one's way.
  • v. To be absent, to seem to be absent.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll seems to get lost in the shuffle sometimes when discussing all the great Bob songs.

    The Times They Are A-Changin'

  • I suppose there might be people so wrapped up in the memories of their past lives, so full of brooding and self-paralyzing scruples about themselves, that the afterworld becomes a place they get lost in, clinging to the same place in their memory, the same obsessive thoughts.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • We get lost almost straight away, and it is entirely the fault of my romantic desire to try to find a track across country to the next village, Myczkow, rather than take a short cut along the road.


  • Anna had made him point man on the flimsy pretext that it would be good for his orienteering skills — as if a blind three-year-old could get lost on the clear tracks of Glacier's main trails.

    Blood Lure

  • “We need food, for one thing, and rest in reasonable safety-also it is very necessary to tackle the Misty Mountains by the proper path, or else you will get lost in them, and have to come back and start at the beginning again (if you ever get back at all).”

    The Hobbit

  • The explorers had reluctantly decided that rather than get lost one by one up blind waterways they had better abandon the search until they could make an aerial survey of the area; a survey unlikely to be accomplished until one of the Oldtimers boredly agreed to the outing.

    Dragon Drums

  • Emily's anxiety that I would get lost on the bare rolling grassland didn't take into consideration the boyhood training I'd had in following deer across unmapped Scottish moorlands.

    To The Hilt

  • Better outdoorsmen than herself, without compass or a view of the stars or horizon, would get lost in these woods at night.

    Blood Lure

  •   “Be it on your own head if you get lost down here,” called Chyde, not much alarmed.

    Son of a Witch

  • I could close my eyes and let myself get lost in Cory Wheeler.

    it’s not summer wi thout you


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