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:

  • Efforts by social scientists to explain the rise in out-of-wedlock births have been unconvincing.

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

  • Since 1990, teen-age out-of-wedlock births have actually decreased very slightly.

  • Black employment, home ownership, academic achievement, and college enrollment are up; out-of-wedlock births, violent crime, poverty, and welfare enrollment are down.

  • 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.


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