the condition of being a child without living parents
his early orphanage shaped his character as an adult
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.