Definition of Orphanhood

1. Noun. The condition of being a child without living parents. "His early orphanage shaped his character as an adult"

Exact synonyms: Orphanage
Generic synonyms: Condition
Derivative terms: Orphan



Definition of Orphanhood

1. n. The state or condition of being an orphan; orphanage.

Definition of Orphanhood

1. Noun. The state of being an orphan. ¹

2. Noun. The losing of both parents through death. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Orphanhood

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orphanhood

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orphanhood (current term)
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Literary usage of Orphanhood

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1. Phillips Brooks Year Book: Selections from the Writings of the Rt. Rev by Phillips Brooks (1893)
"... though it go on year after year and you are growing old in your seeming orphanhood; never accept it, never make up your mind to it that it is right; ..."

2. Phillips Brooks Year Book: Selections from the Writings of the Rt. Rev by Phillips Brooks (1894)
"... matter how long exclusion from the presence of God may seem to last, though it go on year after year and you are growing old in your seeming orphanhood; ..."

3. Multiple Vulnerabilities: Qualitative Data for the Study of Orphans and ...by Alicia Davids, Donald Skinner by Alicia Davids, Donald Skinner (2006)
"The state of orphanhood can greatly increase vulnerability among the affected children. Prior to the death of the parent, in the case of HIV, a child may be ..."

4. Lyra Consolationis from the Poets of the Seventeenth, Eighteenth and by Claudia Frances Ibotson Hernaman, 1838- (1890)
"orphanhood. OFT have I watched thy trances light, And longed for once to be A partner in thy dream's delight And smile in sleep with thee, To sport again ..."

5. The Two Guardians: Or, Home in this World by Charlotte Mary Yonge (1855)
"The vision that had delighted her from the first years of her orphanhood ; the hope become tangible beyond all expectations, the wish of her heart. ..."

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