Example sentences for: orphaned

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

  • Walker and Annie Turnbo Malone, two of the best-known entrepreneurs in African-American history, were both daughters of slaves, orphaned as children, who began as purveyors of black women's hair potions.

  • Titania, queen of the fairies, has already seduced Theseus, duke of Athens, and the struggle between her and her mate, Oberon, for possession of an orphaned changeling boy has generated hurricanes, floods, and "contagious fogs."

  • The Arab predicament is most painfully evident in what Ajami calls "the orphaned peace" with Israel.

  • The tale of the prince raised in secret by adopted parents (King Arthur, Luke Skywalker) is fused with the story of the feral child raised by animals (Romulus and Remus, Enkidu, Mowgli, Pecos Bill) in the romance of the orphaned English lord raised by a foster family of African apes.

  • A recap: Eleanor Roosevelt is born in 1884, orphaned early.


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