Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of orphanage.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • But if one does not, she is happy to be Auntie to any number of children in orphanages, having adopted the institution itself as guardian of the child.

    Adopting An Orphanage - JOIN ALICE WALKER in Sonoma County on Sunday, October 25!

  • Mareja, I am not sure why you received that response (you can't adopt them) but I will say that many of the children in orphanages where I live have a parent who is unable to care for them.

    The Girls of Esperanza

  • Mareja, I am not sure why you received that response (you can't adopt them) but I will say that many of the children in orphanages where I live have a parent who is unable to care for them.

    The Girls of Esperanza

  • But if one does not, she is happy to be Auntie to any number of children in orphanages, having adopted the institution itself as guardian of the child.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • Mareja, I am not sure why you received that response (you can't adopt them) but I will say that many of the children in orphanages where I live have a parent who is unable to care for them.

    The Girls of Esperanza

  • Maybe having gone through, where I then lived, scandals about priests and Christian Brothers b***ering little boys in orphanages and elsewhere made Humbert Humbert seem old news.

    Reading Dangerously « Tales from the Reading Room

  • Mareja, I am not sure why you received that response (you can't adopt them) but I will say that many of the children in orphanages where I live have a parent who is unable to care for them.

    The Girls of Esperanza

  • Mareja, I am not sure why you received that response (you can't adopt them) but I will say that many of the children in orphanages where I live have a parent who is unable to care for them.

    The Girls of Esperanza

  • I do not know how many of these children live in orphanages or in foster homes.

    And Where Are the Children?

  • I do not know how many of these children live in orphanages or in foster homes.

    Archive 2008-03-01

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  • WeirdNET second definition ...

    August 6, 2008

  • What the...??

    August 6, 2008

  • Ooh. The definition is actually for 'condition'. It looks like 'orphanage' was marked as a hyponym of 'condition' in the database, but a pointer got relinked (*waves hands*) or something.

    August 6, 2008

  • Never mind. We now know that we can happily use orphanages to replace the verb 'to be'. And what a wonderful state of affairs that orphanages.

    August 6, 2008

  • Like this: I'm going orphanages at the supermarket later on buying beer and porn. ?

    August 6, 2008

  • Or this:

    "Orphanages or not orphanages. That is the question. ?

    August 6, 2008

  • This orphanges hilarious.

    August 6, 2008

  • It certainly orphanages!

    August 7, 2008

  • I thought that "Peggy" from the show "Mad Men" had left her child at an orphanages, but I was mistaken.

    No?

    August 7, 2008