parentless


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parentless

(ˈpɛərəntˌlɪs)
adj
having no living parents; orphaned
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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.
On Wednesday, Feb 7, KRCS and Kuwait Finance House (KFH) have co-signed an agreement to build and refurbish orphanages to accommodate parentless Syrian children in Turkey.
The above incentives will also mean that care for the parentless and abandoned children will gain momentum; we are firm in our resolve to serve for the cause," added Bansal.
The Bible's vocabulary for the poor is back to widows and orphans and a lot of parentless children and families have become dysfunctional,' David said.
Her daughter was still trying to decide whether to divorce her husband when he found her at the salon in BKK1 and killed them both, leaving their 6- and 8-year-old boys parentless.
SHARAQPUR -- The Women and Children Welfare Association (W and CWA) has planned celebrating the first birthday of a parentless and abandoned baby girl.
The days are gone when you need to live parentless throughout your life.
Intimate Reconstructions exposes the dilemmas of freedom and hierarchy, of a white society adjusting to emancipation and the shifting parameters of dependence for the most needy and helpless of Virginians: the children, white and black, freed slave and Confederate, parented and parentless of the Old Dominion.
Growing up parentless and raised by thieves, she is tough, cynical and ambitious, but not cold.
There are hundreds of thousands of kids growing up in a parentless generation--no father or uncle to take them fishing.
Leave it to a French-language stop-motion film to cut closer to the reality of the orphan experience than "Annie," "Matilda," or any number of like-minded live-action melodramas have over the years--assuming, of course, you can get past the whimsical fact that its parentless wretch sports blue hair and a potato-shaped noggin.
John Nixon, defending, said Hussain was a single parent with two children aged 13 and 15 who were going to be left parentless if he was jailed.

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