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  • n. Plural form of orphanage.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • 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

  • 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!

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

    And Where Are the Children?

  • As if there are not enough babies languishing in orphanages throughout the world.

    The difficult issue of embryonic adoption

  • Jamie D. Wilson had lived in orphanages and foster homes from the age of 10.

    January 2007 glimpses

  • The report says 95% of children in orphanages have a living parent, but many families are too poor or abusive to take care of their kids.

    The siblings they left behind

  • He got away (when his sister checked him out for a few hours so they could have lunch) and left his kids behind (well, they were in orphanages and foster homes anyway) to go to California and start his soap company.

    Boing Boing

  • Hey there, that was a beautiful post, I had the courage to click the links and it reminded me of the Romanian children that are forgotten in orphanages too.

    Acquainted With The Night | Her Bad Mother

  • Nationwide, in 1989, the ratio of deaths to new admissions exceeded 50 percent per year -- far higher than the rates in Romanian orphanages that so shocked the world that same year.

    Leaving Them To Starve


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


    August 7, 2008

  • It certainly orphanages!

    August 7, 2008

  • This orphanges hilarious.

    August 6, 2008

  • Or this:

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

    August 6, 2008

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

    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

  • 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

  • What the...??

    August 6, 2008

  • WeirdNET second definition ...

    August 6, 2008