parentless


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parentless

(ˈpɛərəntˌlɪs)
adj
having no living parents; orphaned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.parentless - having no parent or parents or not cared for by parent surrogatesparentless - having no parent or parents or not cared for by parent surrogates
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I could not remember him; but I knew that he was my own uncle--my mother's brother--that he had taken me when a parentless infant to his house; and that in his last moments he had required a promise of Mrs.
He said wars, social and political conflicts, natural calamities, diseases and accidents were some of the causes that leave thousands of children orphans and parentless. People of AJK had experienced one such catastrophe back in 2005 that left thousands of women without husbands and thousands of children parentless, Khan recalled.
Such parentless children are not even liked to be seen smiling or cheering at someone or something.
Comfort the parentless children who have lost all that they know and love dear Comfort the grieving Widows and Widowers who can not hold their loved ones near.
The brothers push each other (mentally and physically), squabble, take care of one another and roam Sydney buying records parentless, until their dad, introduced as The Murderer, turns up and asks if they'd help him build a bridge.
The brothers push each other (mentally and physically), squabble, take care of one another and roam Sydney buying records, parentless until their dad, introduced as The Murderer, turns up and asks if they'd help him build a bridge.
Focusing on the hapless mice and ducks of Disney, including three nephews (Huey, Dewey and Louie) who are curiously parentless, their Uncle Donald who is always short of cash, and their impossibly wealthy Uncle Scrooge, "How to Read Donald Duck" dissects the narratives of dependency and social aspiration that define the Disney corpus.
But should a movie about a parentless 14-year-old be centered on a gun, one that only he can fire?
Brave beyond imagination, starving, desperate, childless, parentless, unloved by their countrymen, they fully expected to die.
Tash suddenly finds herself homeless, parentless, and on the run from the Chinese soldiers.
The meeting reviewed implementation of National Dialogue outcome by Ministry of Social Development, particularly those pertinent to support of production and incorporation of vulnerable categories in economic projects in addition to issues of parentless children, homeless people and beggars.

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