Definitions

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  • n. The state of being an orphan.
  • n. The losing of both parents through death.

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Examples

  • Then he buffeted his face like a woman and plucked out his beard and fell down in the waist of the ship will nigh fainting for stress of grief and rage, and crying, “Oh and alas for the ruin of my house and the orphanship of my poor children!”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Then he buffeted his face like a woman and plucked out his beard and fell down in the waist of the ship well-nigh fainting for stress of grief and rage, and crying, "Oh, and alas for the ruin of my house and the orphanship of my poor children!"

    Tehran Winter

  • Then he buffeted his face like a woman and plucked out his beard and fell down in the waist of the ship will nigh fainting for stress of grief and rage, and crying, "Oh and alas for the ruin of my house and the orphanship of my poor children!"

    Arabian nights. English

  • This is the poor Lucy Hesseltine, whose orphanship you witnessed in that lone and yet comfortable death. "

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 344, June, 1844

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