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having no living father

not having a known or legally responsible father

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The kneeling figure by the bedside told her that God's help had found the fatherless daughter in her affliction.
There are none to care for a girl who is fatherless and motherless, and whose nearest kin are the offcasts of all honest people.
My mother was sitting by the fire, but poorly in health, and very low in spirits, looking at it through her tears, and desponding heavily about herself and the fatherless little stranger, who was already welcomed by some grosses of prophetic pins, in a drawer upstairs, to a world not at all excited on the subject of his arrival; my mother, I say, was sitting by the fire, that bright, windy March afternoon, very timid and sad, and very doubtful of ever coming alive out of the trial that was before her, when, lifting her eyes as she dried them, to the window opposite, she saw a strange lady coming up the garden.
I bemoaned my desolate widow and fatherless children.
Poyser, by way of conclusion, "you might tell her she's got but one aunt left, and SHE'S wasted pretty nigh to a shadder; and we shall p'rhaps all be gone twenty mile farther off her next Michaelmas, and shall die o' broken hearts among strange folks, and leave the children fatherless and motherless.
Nay--Hector--you who to me are father, mother, brother, and dear husband--have mercy upon me; stay here upon this wall; make not your child fatherless, and your wife a widow; as for the host, place them near the fig-tree, where the city can be best scaled, and the wall is weakest.
Miss Murray, by her liberality, obtained literally the blessing of him that was ready to perish; for though the half-crown could be of very little service to him, he was glad of it for the sake of his wife and children, so soon to be widowed and fatherless.
Ten million fatherless families in America provide a ready audience for The Kickass Single Mom.
Titles that have been moved alongside it include Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed; The Fatherless Daughter Project; and Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life.
Every now and then those dark thoughts do creep in - that I could be a widow and Niamh could be fatherless," she said.
I want this project to give an actual voice to fatherless girls and women of color," Oredein says.
Expectancy dropped by over two years for those who became fatherless while still in their mother's womb.
Anderton, 57, of Meldon Terrace, Heaton, is alleged to have stayed on the bridge for 11 days, where he is said to have unfurled a 25ft purple banner reading "happy fatherless day".
It's one thing to grow up fatherless because he couldn't, or didn't want to be around.
The nuptials were hosted by an Indian diamond trader who has been paying for the weddings of fatherless women in the city of Surat for several years.