Orphancy

Or´phan`cy


n.1.Orphanhood.
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And people suddenly realized that they remained quite alone, and at once felt a great orphancy.
If we gaze again at the origin of Versilov's portrait, we witness that all of the love is driven by people's experience that they are "left alone, as they wished: the great former idea has left them," and all at once the people suddenly feel a "great orphancy, which drives them to begin "pressing together more closely and lovingly.
2) Wendy Gimbel characterizes Lily as an orphan "desperate for a sheltering environment" (Edith Wharton: Orphancy and Survival [New York: Prager Publishers, 1984], p.