Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of orphan.

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Examples

  • The common thread throughout the story is that of the graveyard denizens protecting Bod from the man responsible for orphaning him, and Bod seeking explanations and revenge, as well as acceptance in normal human society after growing up among ghosts and ghouls.

    The Graveyard Book « A Working Title

  • Michael Jackson was also a source of unending tabloid delight until his sleeping pills closed his eyes forever, orphaning three children and leaving us to wonder to whom we could now turn for further water cooler delight.

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: When Murdering Children Becomes Everyday News

  • I know about the flu pandemic of 1918-1919 for one reason: Both of my fraternal grandparents died of it in Chicago, orphaning their four young children.

    Matthew Yglesias » Setting the Record Straight on Textbooks

  • I know about the flu pandemic of 1918-1919 for one reason: Both of my fraternal grandparents died of it in Chicago, orphaning their four young children. bob mcmanus Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » Setting the Record Straight on Textbooks

  • Melissa's experience demonstrates how WWO is viewed a valuable resource in this Haitian community: a WWO volunteer took the time to listen to a young girl in need and prevented the orphaning of two children, and was identified by the community as someone who cares.

    Dr. Jane Aronson: WWO: Trusted and Valuable Resource in Haitian Community

  • In that time span — in the time of his orphaning — Sebastian, then an average student, was often absent from Lateinschule in Eisenach, where he received his primary education in religion and the humanities.

    The Boy from Thuringia

  • Mackey is a visitor to Brazil, not in Bishop's mid-twentieth century when that country's indigenous culture still retained some quotient of innocence and insularity but rather in the third millennium, a time fraught with environmental destruction, drug trafficking and when the abandonment and orphaning of children is an epidemic, and life has been cheapened in value:

    Joan Gelfand: The Sugar Zone Is Bittersweet

  • Mrs. Whalen's relatives, we were told, wouldn't take Charlie in, essentially orphaning him and condemning him to the pound.

    Tom Grimes's "The Leash": Narrative Magazine's Friday Feature

  • On Saturday, Lesley Enriquez, an American employee at the U.S. consulate in the border city of Ciudad Juárez, was gunned down in broad daylight with her husband, orphaning their seven-month-old daughter.

    Murder in Mexico

  • ÂBut for the poor woman living in a hut, shivering and shaking, aching all over, mouth filled with thrush and the constant fear of orphaning her children, can you imagine knowing that Americans are using her tragedy to sell their products?

    Leigh Blake: Confessions of a Prize Fighter

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