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  • n  a child who has lost both parents
  • n  someone or something who lacks support or care or supervision
  • n  the first line of a paragraph that is set as the last line of a page or column
  • n  a young animal without a mother
  • v  deprive of parents

  • Ground has just been broken on an orphan care center, which aims to feed and educate as many as 1,000 children a day.
  • It was a real orphan of a bill: no politician wanted to claim credit for its parentage.
  • A Tutsi who adopted a Hutu war orphan, Sinduhije conceived of RPA while working at the state radio station, where, he says, his colleagues regularly allowed their ethnic background .
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  • Abraham Lincoln in Boston Globe (registration)
    In 1864, when the nation that these soldiers had helped establish was being torn part by the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln spoke about the need "to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan."
  • Wang Liqin in FOXNews
    My husband and I would really like to adopt an earthquake orphan (0-3 years old),Wang Liqin wrote on popular Web site Tianya.com in a forum that was already three pages long.
  • Angelina Jolie in WJZ
    I'm so lucky to have the opportunity to know these children,Jolie said of her own brood. "I feel fortunate to have orphan children in my home."

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