/ (ˈpɛərəntˌlɪs) /

  1. 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.

    Is Sandra Bullock's New Movie Racist? | Thaddeus Russell | December 3, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • The fact remains that millions of children around the globe are parentless due to circumstances beyond their control.

    The New Movie Parents Hate | Melissa Fay Greene | July 15, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • 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