Example sentences for: orphans

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

  • This government would enact welfare legislation to care for the widows and orphans of the war.

  • When he died in 1624, he bequeathed his fortune to the education and upkeep of orphans, and the school was subsequently built for this purpose.

  • Dominated by their overbearing literary mother and ignored by their dismissive multimillionaire father, these virtual orphans are raised by governesses and servants.

  • 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.

  • Orphans with tics and dwarfs without lips or teeth ( Jack Maggs and The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith ), 10-year-old parricides and sexually abused teen-agers ( Illywhacker and The Tax Inspector )--Carey documents their stories in exhaustive, loving detail.


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