Example sentences for: out-of-wedlock

How can you use “out-of-wedlock” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The number of abortions among unmarried women grew from roughly 100,000 a year in the late 1960s (compared with some 322,000 out-of-wedlock births) to more than 1.2 million a year (compared with 715,000 out-of-wedlock births) in the early 1980s.

  • Liberals have tended to favor the explanation offered by William Julius Wilson, who, in a 1987 study, attributed the increase in out-of-wedlock births to a decline in the marriageability of black men, due to a shortage of jobs.

  • In 1884, a Victorian electorate shrugged off Grover Cleveland's confessed paternity of an out-of-wedlock son.

  • Oddly, neither story includes any data on teen out-of-wedlock birth rates.

  • Celebrity fathers who don't want to know their out-of-wedlock offspring and celebrity mothers who don't want to know the fathers of their out-of-wedlock children have also been in the news.


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