Definitions

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  • n. An orphan.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An orphan.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An orphan.
  • Orphaned; bereaved.

Etymologies

French orphelin. See orphan. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I was sad to read about the passing of your petite orpheline, doubly so because the same day I had to say goodbye to my own pet -- my black Lab Huckleberry.

    guetter - French Word-A-Day

  • She called me her little orpheline, or her pretty lamb, and I still remember her voice singing

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  • I was sad to read about the passing of your petite orpheline, doubly so because the same day I had to say goodbye to my own pet--my black Lab Huckleberry.

    guetter - French Word-A-Day

  • Vraiment pour dire que c une maladie vraiment malconnu et sur laquelle on devrait plus souvent se pencher car on ne peut pas dire qu'elle est orpheline elle est plutot sous-diagnostik√© c tout.

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  • And same time we be no egspense, like those li'l '_orpheline_'; we can wash dish ', make bed', men 'apron'; and in that way we be independent! '

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  • La Nation orpheline: Les Allemagnes en Europe by Anne-Marie Le Gloannec

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  • "Then my father he tell them that chile muz 'be orpheline at two-three year', biccause while seeming so white she never think she wasn 'black.

    The Flower of the Chapdelaines

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