motherless motherless  /ˈmə ðər lɪs/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having no living or known mother

Usage(s):

  1. Billy's motherless household is a grubby, oppressive place, and when his father and brother join their fellow miners in walking off the job, it becomes a tension-filled one.
  2. Her death is also, of course, a tragedy for her family, including the three children she leaves motherless.
  3. Even as Lennon went from young tough to global pop star to hippie prophet, he never ceased to be a shattered, motherless little boy.

News

  • Chattanoogan.com - Chattanooga's source for breaking local news

    Local author, Linda Bullard, has released a new book, The Well Ran Dry: Memoirs of a Motherless Child. The book is my autobiography about growing up without a mother, who passed Dec. 25, 1968. Ms. Bullard was nine-years-old. At the age of 14 she became pregnant with her oldest son.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Chattanoogan

Quotes

  1. "The irony is that people are squabbling over things that James Brown created and earned," Sharpton said. "He didn't inherit anything. He grew up fatherless, motherless, penniless and left people arguing over what they inherit from him."
    on Dec 24, 2007 By: Al Sharpton Source: FOXNews

  2. "Evidence from the World Health Organization shows that a motherless child is more likely to die before the age of two than an infant whose mother survives," said Ann M. Veneman, Executive Director of UNICEF.
    on Jan 13, 2008 By: Ann M Veneman Source: Vanguard

  3. "The tragedy of maternal death does not just end at the loss of the mother. The children left behind experience untold sufferings. Every year, more than one million children are left motherless and vulnerable because of maternal death. Children who...
    on Dec 11, 2009 By: Yoweri Museveni Source: AllAfrica.com

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