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This page Loss is part of the playing series. Illustration: Pollice Verso by Jean-Léon Gérôme, 1872
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This page Loss is part of the playing series.
Illustration: Pollice Verso by Jean-Léon Gérôme, 1872
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons

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To cause (something) to cease to be in one's possession or capability due to unfortunate or unknown circumstances, events or reasons.

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Lost things

Lost things (figurative)

Etymology

Old English has los "loss, destruction," from a Proto-Germanic root *lausam- (see lose), but the modern word probably evolved in the 14th century from lost, the original past participle of lose, itself from Old English losian "be lost, perish," from los "destruction, loss", from a Proto-Germanic root *lausa (compare O.N. los "the breaking up of an army"), from Proto-Indo-Eeuopean base *leu- "to loosen, divide, cut apart, untie, separate"

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