Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A child nursed or brought up by one not its own mother or father.
- n. a child who is raised by foster parents
“Anna Regina Langfus was born in Lublin (Poland) to Moshe Szternfinkiel and his wife Maria (née Wajnberg), who also had a son, older than Anna" - Anna was a single child, the boy in question was a poor foster-child.”
“In federal audits since 2001 looking at abuse levels, parent turnover, placement, foster-child adoptions and other measures, no state has passed.”
“Protestantism from the foster-child of Rome, the PROTEGEE of”
“The poem is very specifically concerned with the temporality of interpretation, in its effort to interpret an object that "speaks," albeit silently, from the past, as the "foster-child of silence and slow time," with a message for the future.”
“To quote is to point elsewhere and otherwiseto a foster-child incapable of naming itself or its origin.”
“South Side, where she lived in retirement with a little foster-child — a chestnut-haired girl taken from the Western”
“There were but three people left in the world that she could love: her foster-child, Frank Gresham — Mary Thorne, and the doctor.”
“From the description she gave of the beauty of her foster-child, as well as from the spirit of chivalry, Fitzosborne became interested in her fate.”
“For the first year and a half of his existence he had been the foster-child of the sturdy wife of a vine-dresser of Medoc — a lineal descendant of the heroes of ancient prowess; in a word, he was one of those individuals whom nature seems to have predestined for remarkable things, and around whose cradle have hovered the fairy godmothers of adventure and good luck.”
“Mary was introduced to her as her future foster-child by the priests and by her parents.”
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