Example sentences for: orphans

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

  • Many Chicanos see themselves as orphans of La Llorona, as the lost children of the marriage between the Aztecs and the Spanish Conquerors.

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

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

  • Only two have received acclaim: Welcome to Sarajevo , starring Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei as journalists who save Bosnian orphans; and Ang Lee's adaptation of Rick Moody's The Ice Storm . Flops include The Brave , Johnny Depp's directorial debut.

  • 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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