Definition of Orbity

1. Noun. (obsolete) A bereavement by loss of parents or children; the state of being orbate; orbation. ¹



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Definition of Orbity

1. bereavement [n ORBITIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orbity

orbitomaxillary
orbitomeatal line
orbitomeatal plane
orbiton
orbitonasal
orbitonasal index
orbitonometer
orbitonometry
orbitopagus
orbitopathy
orbitosphenoid
orbitosphenoidal
orbitotomy
orbits
orbituary
orbity (current term)
orbivirus
orbless
orblike
orbofiban
orbs
orbulina
orby
orc
orca
orcas
orcein
orceins
orcelite
orchal

Literary usage of Orbity

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1. The Works of John Donne: With a Memoir of His Life by John Donne (1839)
"When God is pleased to take away that impediment of barrenness, and to give children, we know the misery, and desolation of orbity, when parents are ..."

2. Select Essays of Dr. Johnson by Samuel Johnson, George Birkbeck Norman Hill (1889)
"Nothing seems to have been more universally dreaded by the ancients than orbity, or want of children1; and, indeed, to a man who has survived all the ..."

3. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with The Journal of a Tour to by James Boswell (1884)
"... that he has rarely admitted any word not authorized by former writers ; but where are we to seek authorities for ' resuscitation, orbity, volant, ..."

4. The Poems of John Donne by John Donne, James Russell Lowell, Grolier Club (1895)
"... At once a son is promised her and gone; Gabriel gives Christ to her, he her to John; Not fully a mother, she 's in orbity, At once receiver and the ..."

5. Religio Medici: A Letter to a Friend, Christian Morals, Urn-burial, and by Sir Thomas Browne, James Thomas Fields (1862)
"... he may pass away divers years in sorrow and black habits, and leave none to mourn for himself; orbity may be his inheritance, and riches his repentance. ..."

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