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having no living or known mother

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They had been left motherless when Tibby was born, when Helen was five and Margaret herself but thirteen.
There are none to care for a girl who is fatherless and motherless, and whose nearest kin are the offcasts of all honest people.
This young lady, being motherless and poor, was apprenticed at the school--taught for nothing--teaching others what she learnt, for nothing--boarded for nothing--lodged for nothing--and set down and rated as something immeasurably less than nothing, by all the dwellers in the house.
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.
If there is a feeling of humanity lingering in his breast, a spark of consideration for his own child, motherless and friendless as she is, I will awaken it.
The April baby came panting up just as I had written that, the others hurrying along behind, and with flaming cheeks displayed for my admiration three brand-new kittens, lean and blind, that she was carrying in her pinafore, and that had just been found motherless in the woodshed.
We should allow some margin for little maidenly delicacies in a young motherless creature, under such circumstances, I suppose; it is not in my line; what do you think?
Sound doctrine in the servants who waited on her; sound doctrine in the minister who preached to her; sound doctrine in the books that lay on her table--such was the treble welcome which my zeal had prepared for the motherless girl
He added that the Elite club has contributed to the development and upliftment of the state in various fronts, ranging from visits to motherless babies Homes in a bid to put smiles on the faces of the less privilege.
HOME AT LASTMs Pascaline Ndemaze, a senior official in the Social Affairs ministry, said the two motherless children would be admitted to the Centre for Distressed Children in Yaounde.
Both novels share a motherless teenager being raised by strict elders; warm friendships with female kindred spirits; romance with a school rival; and a protagonist's vivid imagination sparking her love of stories and nature on Prince Edward Island.
Motherless tests are guaranteed to have at least a 99.
Billy Elliot tells the inspiring story of a motherless young lad, growing up in the North East, who swaps boxing gloves for ballet shoes, and his struggle for achievement against the odds, set against the backdrop of the 1984 miners' strike.
A motherless boy who defies male stereotypes by trading boxing gloves for ballet shoes, this production has just about everything.
For an 'untrained' driver to be 'rushing to see her injured child' or 'with a pregnant girl on the back seat', could result in a motherless child, or the death of an unborn child.