foundling


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  • noun

Synonyms for foundling

a child who has been abandoned and whose parents are unknown

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The prayers that did begin then, and the lamentations in sackcloth and ashes, and the holy processions, none of these have ceased nor night nor day; and so the monks and the nuns and the foundlings be all exhausted, and do hang up prayers writ upon parchment, sith that no strength is left in man to lift up voice.
You said just now that you were a foundling," said Fairholme.
exclaimed Agnes; "those poor nurses yonder in the foundling asylum, which forms the lower end of the lane as you go to the river, just beside Monseigneur the bishop
Upon this bed of wood it was customary to expose foundlings for public charity.
This Boot was a lone house of public entertainment, situated in the fields at the back of the Foundling Hospital; a very solitary spot at that period, and quite deserted after dark.
So one day, five or six years ago now, when we took Pet to church at the Foundling--you have heard of the Foundling Hospital in London?
The name of Beadle being out of the question, and the originator of the Institution for these poor foundlings having been a blessed creature of the name of Coram, we gave that name to Pet's little maid.
It would be tedious if given in the beadle's words: occupying, as it did, some twenty minutes in the telling; but the sum and substance of it was, that Oliver was a foundling, born of low and vicious parents.
I shan't leave my money to be poured down the sink, and I shan't leave it to foundlings from Africay.
Winkle were unfortunate foundlings, deprived of their natural rights, cast loose upon the world, and billeted nowhere.
Roll up and join Hetty on her escape from the Foundling Hospital.
Does it mean that if you are a foundling there is a limit to what you can do for the society?
The poor little foundling, he will never understand why his mother didn't want him, did she really leave him to die?
Synopsis: In this sequel to the acclaimed novel "The Foundling Boy", novelist Michel Deon's hero comes to manhood and learns about desire and possession, sex and love, and the nuances of allegiance that war necessitates.
The non-profit New York Foundling has signed a 35,000 s/f lease at the Center Building in Long Island City.