Example sentences for: orphanage

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

  • Tiny details, such as the relief above the Kalverstraat entrance which asks people to support the upkeep of the orphanage, also point to the museum’s original purpose.

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

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

  • 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.

  • Behind the Begijnhof is the old Convent of St. Lucian, which became the city orphanage after the Alteration, although it was only open to well-to-do orphans; the poor had to fend for themselves.


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