Example sentences for: orphan

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  • 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.

  • Starr pressured Kathleen Willey's friend Julie Hiatt Steele by questioning the legality of her adoption of a Romanian orphan.

  • If this interpretation is correct, our results confirm those of Schmid and co-workers [ 34, 59] who have shown that a large fraction of randomly sampled coding sequences and orphan genes are rapidly evolving in the genus Drosophila . Our results are also consistent with those of Ashburner et al . [ 60] who show that genes with known mutant phenotypes in D. melanogaster are more likely to have a conserved homolog in GenBank relative to predicted genes with no known phenotype.

  • 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.

  • Harry Potter, the orphan son of a witch and a wizard, gets sent to Hogwarts School for Wizards after discovering his own magical powers in the first book in the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone .


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