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Motherless meaning

motherless - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. Destitute of a mother; having lost a mother; as, motherless children.

motherless - examples of usage

  1. The kindness and sympathy which Monsieur Roger had shown him in the first few days of his acquaintance had greatly touched the motherless boy, whose father was far away on the other side of the ocean. - "In Search of a Son", William Shepard Walsh.
  2. The only child of a certain Colonel Digby, whose death had taken place when she was sixteen, Mabel Digby had elected to go on living in the place where her father had brought her motherless, seven years before, and Dick Wantele had been largely instrumental in her settlement in the old farmhouse which was on the edge of the Rede Place estate. - "Jane Oglander", Marie Belloc Lowndes.
  3. But her weird music; she must have thought a great deal because of her motherless and lonely childhood, for such strains as her deft fingers produced could not have been found in a light heart. - "The Mystery of the Locks", Edgar Watson Howe.
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