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Definition of Motherlessness
1. [n -ES]
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Literary usage of Motherlessness
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Writings of Bret Harte by Bret Harte (1896)
"... trusted her children to the breast of the Great Mother as freely as she did herself in her own motherlessness. And this confidence was rarely betrayed. ..."
2. Lectures on Greek Poetry by John William Mackail (1911)
"It may be noted, too, that just as in King Lear an added touch of savagery is given by the implied motherlessness of the king's daughters, ..."
3. Administration and Educational Work of American Juvenile Reform Schools by David Snedden (1907)
"Mr. Mornay Williams attributes to the three conditions of motherlessness, crowding, and the streets, the production of most of the juvenile crime dealt with ..."
4. The Sunday Magazine by Thomas Guthrie, William Garden Blaikie, Benjamin Waugh (1878)
"Her forecasting fancies had seen her children in uncomforted motherlessness, and she had striven to so store the linen-drawer, and toe and heel the ..."
5. Carlowrie; or, Among Lothian folk by Annie S. Swan, Annie S. Smith (1884)
"... to you that there could even be the semblance of a jest upon any subject in their minds or on their lips in the very outset of their motherlessness ? ..."