[ UK /t‍ʃˈa‍ɪldləs/ ]
[ US /ˈtʃaɪɫdɫəs/ ]
  1. without offspring
    in some societies a childless woman is rejected by her tribesmen
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How To Use childless In A Sentence

  • The Roman satirists savagely expose the fawning homage heaped upon the childless rich.
  • Frederick, a bisexual misanthrope in a childless, political marriage, was a lapsed Calvinist who held all religions in contempt.
  • One is a stay-at-home mom who lives in the house where she grew up, while the other is a thrice-married, childless woman of the world.
  • The woman was childless, and her "sentiments of piety and honorability" guaranteed "a favorable future" to the girl she hoped to receive.
  • in some societies a childless woman is rejected by her tribesmen
  • The men I spoke to genuinely thought they'd completed their families then divorce hit and they hooked up with childless women. Times, Sunday Times
  • Faced with the reality of being alone for the first time she talked openly and honestly with John about her feelings: her disgust with herself, her fear of failing at her job, her growing conviction that her childlessness was a punishment, and the frequent wish that she could simply die and put an end to her misery. Alcohol and The Addictive Brain
  • That was her reward of childless matrimony, as the appreciation of her humors was his. The Readjustment
  • Supposing Blair is correct, and parents do espy special, precious things that childless adults never can, it would still be reassuring to know that these are not outweighed by the associated burdens of exhaustion, continual interruption and prime ministerial anxiety about how to blag a first-class education without going private. Surely Dave and Nick have got better things to do? | Catherine Bennett
  • Women who choose to remain childless are free to compete as men do but their femininity is suspect and it, rightly, pisses them off. It’s My Motherhood, And I’ll Celebrate It If I Want To | Her Bad Mother
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