Definitions

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  • adj. Without a hearth.
  • adj. Without a home.

Etymologies

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hearth +‎ -less

Examples

  • A heap of hearthless walls; — the flames were dead

    The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • Tribeless, lawless, hearthless one, whom Homer denounces — the natural outcast is forthwith a lover of war; he may be compared to an isolated piece at draughts.

    Politics

  • Destitutes -- or the homeless and hearthless -- who are despised, rejected, and abused.

    Maxim Gorki

  • But oh, it's stronger than life is, the call of the hearthless land!

    Rhymes of a Rolling Stone

  • The woman sat by the fire hour after hour – the fire that burned in primitive fashion in the centre of the shack, stoveless and hearthless, its ascending smoke curling up through an aperture in the roof, its red flames flickering and fading, leaping and lighting the work that even her unaccustomed fingers developed with wonderful accuracy in miniature of the Totem Pole at the north-west corner outside.

    The Shagganappi

  • A heap of hearthless walls; -- the flames were dead

    The Revolt of Islam

  • The woman sat by the fire hour after hour -- the fire that burned in primitive fashion in the centre of the shack, stoveless and hearthless, its ascending smoke curling up through an aperture in the roof, its red flames flickering and fading, leaping and lighting the work that even her unaccustomed fingers developed with wonderful accuracy in miniature of the Totem Pole at the north-west corner outside.

    The Shagganappi

  • You are still young -- you might be the youngest of my own children -- still you have spoken wisely and have counselled the chief of the Achaeans not without discretion; nevertheless I am older than you and I will tell you everything; therefore let no man, not even King Agamemnon, disregard my saying, for he that foments civil discord is a clanless, hearthless outlaw.

    The Iliad

  • Poinsinet, who was hearthless and homeless, as they say, spent the night in my room, and in the morning I gave him two cups of chocolate and some money wherewith to get a lodging.

    The memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • And crumbling piecemeal view thy hearthless halls,

    The Works of Lord Byron. Vol. 4

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