orphan

All Noun Adjective
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  • She became an orphan while very young and an uncle took her in.
  • He became an orphan at the age of two, when he lost his father.
  • Born into a rich family, he was orphaned at a very young age.
  • It is also the name of the building he built to house his orphans.
  • At the age of four, he lost his father and two years later became an orphan.
  • She felt an orphan would be the most interesting character to write about.
  • Shortly after the move, his parents died, leaving him and his younger brother orphaned.
  • People in the audience offered to take the two orphans home that day.
  • Having been orphaned at a young age, she has been raised by close friends of her parents.
  • She became orphaned from her father when she was very young.
  • Those kind words won the orphan's heart, and from that day forth. Cited from The Garies and Their Friends, by Frank J. Webb
  • Then he saw a poor, well-born orphan girl whom he desired to marry.
  • At the time she was queen of the island, having been left with an orphan boy.
  • When the war ended, the buildings were used to house war orphans.
  • Since the schools were all on high ground, many children were orphaned.
  • He fully intended to blow the orphan's head off the first fire. Cited from Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks, by Bracebridge Hemyng
  • An orphaned brother and sister moved to another place where the brother opened a shop and married.
  • When he was seven years old, he and his sisters became orphans.
  • He was orphaned and raised within the church from an early age.
  • When the old men of the village heard the orphan's story they were very silent. Cited from Myths and Legends of the Sioux, by McLaughlin
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Meaning of orphan

  • noun A child who has lost both parents
  • noun Someone or something who lacks support or care or supervision
  • noun The first line of a paragraph that is set as the last line of a page or column
  • noun A young animal without a mother
  • verb Deprive of parents