having no living parents; orphaned
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How to use parentless in a sentence
And Michael Oher was in fact a parentless, homeless kid who was adopted by a white family and now plays for the Baltimore Ravens.
The fact remains that millions of children around the globe are parentless due to circumstances beyond their control.
He remembered the days of his own childhood, his parentless childhood.The Happy Unfortunate | Robert Silverberg
That was the only kinship they could claim—this slim, pale scion of a worn-out line, and the nameless, parentless girl beside her.The Firing Line | Robert W. Chambers
The effort now is to bring the childless and the parentless together.The Bible and Life | Edwin Holt Hughes
Certainly Marion had few interests in the town that had been the scene of the domestic tragedy that had left her parentless.The Ranchman | Charles Alden Seltzer
I was but a child, but I was a child cast upon the world, parentless, and in the hands of a cruel master.