Example sentences for: orphanage

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

  • There is a whole class of Italian surnames that were given to foundlings, including variations of Trovato (trovato past participle of trovare to find; trovatello foundling), Proietto (proietto ejected or rejected), Innocenti , and Nocenti (given to all children taken into Florence's Spedale degli Innocenti orphanage; the name was also given to those who were innocent of evil, or simple-minded), Ignoto ( ignoto unknown), and Esposito or Sposito (esposto exposed), which de Felice has found to be the most common name in Naples.

  • As Scott Shuger wrote, it was a "heart-wrenching story about a 9-year-old boy who concealed the accidental death of his mother for a month, leaving her body in their home because he was afraid of being sent to an orphanage, the Post goes with the bad taste headline of the year, century and millennium: "Mother Died, but Boy, 9, Kept Mum."

  • Opposite the modern art gallery is the Dean Gallery, occupying a fine Victorian mansion that was once an orphanage.

  • Some quality control problems noted at the WP : 1) A story about trials of an experimental anti-autism drug is slugged by the paper "Treatment Counters Autism" even though the story goes on to explain that the drug worked no better in the studies than placebos given to the control group; 2) an AP story the paper runs about a credit card scam targeting senior military officers fails to mention that the Wall Street Journal broke the news yesterday; 3) over a heart-wrenching story about a 9-year-old boy who concealed the accidental death of his mother for a month, leaving her body in their home because he was afraid of being sent to an orphanage, the Post goes with the bad taste headline of the year, century, and millennium: "MOTHER DIED, BUT BOY, 9, KEPT MUM."

  • USA Today 's Mike Clark calls the coming-of-age story set at an orphanage in 1940s Maine "passive but passable."


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