1. 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 orphanhood In A Sentence

  • Ill health can also be an important cause of poverty through loss of income, catastrophic health expenses, and orphanhood.
  • During the Long First Half of the Twentieth Century, one of the most important factors in the rising age of home-leaving was declining adult mortality, which led to declining rates of orphanhood.
  • From boyhood, he learned to keep his feelings to himself, repressing memories of his father and of the emotional impact of early orphanhood.
  • The estimates in Figure 7 show, for example, that the estimated probability of orphanhood for a twenty-year old child in 1900 was 0.0.37, meaning that slightly fewer than four percent of twenty-year-olds were orphans.
  • Yet there is little mutual understanding, and while they share the trauma of orphanhood, a family secret still separates them. The Times Literary Supplement
  • In some wars, family reunion is an urgent priority: through the use of tracing schemes the mass orphanhood in Mozambique has been largely absorbed by extended families and members of former communities or tribal groups.
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