Example sentences for: orphan

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

  • “Chutzpa is that quality enshrined in a man, who, having killed his mother and father, throws himself on the mercy of the court because he is an orphan.

  • Harris' hits were (as TV movies say) "based on a true story"--like his grisly ballad of an orphan girl asking the telephone operator to be put through to her dead mother, "Hello, Central, Give Me Heaven."

  • The owner, a member of one of Cuba’s most important families, rescued orphan girls and took them into his home — his obra pía (work of piety) that lends its name to both the house and its street.

  • 18: Rebel Without a Lollipop --Confused, rebellious teen (James Dean) receives life lesson from poor orphan girl (Shirley Temple); the teen's later, tragic death inspires girl to life in foreign service.

  • But Hughes must have realized his mistake, because the next year he essentially rewrote it as Some Kind of Wonderful . The quirky and talented poor kid, played by Eric Stoltz, has a crush on the prom queen, which breaks the heart of the orphan girl (!) who has been secretly infatuated with him for years.

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