[ UK /ˈɔːfənɪd‍ʒ/ ]
[ US /ˈɔɹfənədʒ/ ]
  1. a public institution for the care of orphans
  2. the condition of being a child without living parents
    his early orphanage shaped his character as an adult
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How To Use orphanage In A Sentence

  • A woman responding to a survey about the experience of illegitimates in 1986 said that her mother ‘was put in an orphanage and did not get full knowledge about her parents until she was 55.’
  • A group of ex-pats had clubbed together to provide pressies for an orphanage in town and we showed up (with Santa) to deliver.
  • Taken from their families and forced to live in "white" orphanages, three mixed-race aborigine children escape, traveling 1500 miles back home, using the title fence as their guide. Cinematical
  • We also run another orphanage up the road. Times, Sunday Times
  • This orphanage solicits its benevolence of the wealthy people.
  • He practiced for weeks," said Scott Lechert, 50, an instructional designer, who along with his partner, Paul Kelly, 55, a physical therapist, adopted Dru from a Romanian orphanage in Sweetness & Light
  • He donated a large sum of money to the orphanage.
  • These institutions were "industrial schools" "reformatories" and "orphanages"; in other words, the children were considered outcasts and, therefore, expendable. No Wall Between Church and State: Ireland and The Largest Child Abuse Scandal in History
  • The choir is central, both to the film and to life at this chronically underfunded orphanage. Times, Sunday Times
  • The sign was crooked and the word orphanage misspelled in faded red paint.
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