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How to use orphanage in a sentence
He spent some of his childhood in an orphanage, playing soccer as a way to dull the intense pain of loss, eventually taking up running at a school near Nairobi, where he was discovered by Loroupe.The Olympic Refugee Team Was Created to Offer Hope. Some Athletes Are Running Away From It | Vivienne Walt | July 8, 2021 | Time
Under the deed, control of both the chocolate company and the orphanage passed to individuals who sat on the board of Milton Hershey’s bank.
Movies may portray the typical adoption as a childless couple saving an unwanted baby from a crowded orphanage.The Baby Brokers: Inside America’s Murky Private-Adoption Industry | Tik Root | June 3, 2021 | Time
When he was nine months old, a Dutch couple adopted him from an orphanage, making Kaper one of about 1,100 children adopted from abroad to the Netherlands that year.Despite mixed results, south Asian adoptees turn to DNA tests | Bhavya Dore | October 20, 2020 | Quartz
For decades, thousands of Romanian children had grown up in orphanages.
By day, she cares for her children in a bombed-out milk factory that hosts her orphanage, Okutiuka.Death Metal Angola: Heavy Metal in War-Torn Africa | Nina Strochlic | November 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The last time Xido was at the orphanage in 2012, money was running out and there was only bread to eat for a few days.Death Metal Angola: Heavy Metal in War-Torn Africa | Nina Strochlic | November 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In 2012, Nicholas and Chris Grava worked at an orphanage in an impoverished area in Cape Town, South Africa.Dancing Grandpas, Morgan Freeman Impressions, and More Viral Videos | Jack Holmes | July 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Three big sunflowers were lying on the still fresh imprint of a human body in the soil in the orphanage yard.In the Killing Fields of Ukraine with Children Who Saw the MH17 Horror | Anna Nemtsova | July 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Is she back in the orphanage where it smells like ammonia and cooked cabbage?
One-half of all income from my estate was to be paid to the church, the other half for orphanage entertainment.David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney
She sold the Bartholomew house, entered you boys in the orphanage in January 1942.Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Your recollection is that your brother Lee was taken from the orphanage home before you and Robert were?Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
The next time she came to the hospital, Kate had much to ask her about the orphanage.Daybreak | Florence A. Sitwell
That home of affluence was not mine,—it was only the asylum of my first days of orphanage.Ernest Linwood | Caroline Lee Hentz
British Dictionary definitions for orphanage
an institution for orphans and abandoned children
the state of being an orphan
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