Where we pick up: The doctors mourn the death of Dell while the fate of his orphaned daughter Betsey is revealed.
She was particularly moved to help children who have been orphaned and separated from their families.
The collapse of the Soviet Empire more than 20 years ago left it, for a time, orphaned and forlorn.
Ebola has killed more than 4,000 people in West Africa—and orphaned thousands more.
To him, it means taking greater responsibility for the well-being of women seeking abortions and for orphaned children.
But the orphaned girl had something this summer on which to feed her imagination.
All at once he caught 125sight of the orphaned children and threatened them vehemently.
Mohammed therefore had good reason to bless the Providence which had provided such protectors for his orphaned infancy.
He had been orphaned so young that he could remember no other woman whom he called mother.
I am afraid that I may have done my orphaned cousin seeming injustice in former chapters of this autobiography.
c.1300, from Late Latin orphanus "parentless child" (source of Old French orfeno, Italian orfano), from Greek orphanos "orphaned, without parents, fatherless," literally "deprived," from orphos "bereft," from PIE *orbho- "bereft of father," also "deprived of free status," from root *orbh- "to change allegiance, to pass from one status to another" (cf. Hittite harb- "change allegiance," Latin orbus "bereft," Sanskrit arbhah "weak, child," Armenian orb "orphan," Old Irish orbe "heir," Old Church Slavonic rabu "slave," rabota "servitude" (cf. robot), Gothic arbja, German erbe, Old English ierfa "heir," Old High German arabeit, German Arbeit "work," Old Frisian arbed, Old English earfoð "hardship, suffering, trouble"). As an adjective from late 15c.
1814, from orphan (n.). Related: Orphaned; orphaning.
A model of a car, boat, computer, etc, which is no longer being manufactured, and for which spare parts are hard to find (1940s+)