Extreme poverty, which affects 1.4 billion people, is the leading cause of orphanhood.
Infirmity, vice, and orphanhood keep up a small amount of pauperism even here, reducing capitalists to a state of dependance.
Plato wishes to make the misfortune of orphanhood as little sad to them as possible.
I had no known relatives in the wide world, and often felt the bitter pangs of orphanhood.
And Foma's soul was dry, dark; it was filled with a painful feeling of orphanhood.
Surely, never was orphanhood more helpless, more hopeless, than the orphanhood of these poor Galileans.
The world waited long ere men found an Elder Brother who could break the spell of their orphanhood and reveal to them a Father.
To her it was a new experience, for since her orphanhood she had scarcely been away from Valencia.
O thirsty eyes that linger magnet-bound On the nest's orphanhood of greenish black!
HEN we turn away from the world, and leave it, we ourselves are not left to desolation and orphanhood.
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+)