childless


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Synonyms for childless

unable to produce offspring

Words related to childless

without offspring

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Dissatisfaction seated musingly on a childless hearth, thinks with envy of the father whose return is greeted by young voices--seated at the meal where the little heads rise one above another like nursery plants, it sees a black care hovering behind every one of them, and thinks the impulses by which men abandon freedom, and seek for ties, are surely nothing but a brief madness.
Her marriage to another man had been a childless marriage.
This was Malvintseva, Princess Mary's aunt on her mother's side, a rich, childless widow who always lived in Voronezh.
The woman professed to have made all manner of inquiries, but all in vain: so, being childless and a widow, she adopted him herself.
But he lived with his wife on such terms that their affectionate childless home life was the admiration of everyone, and arranged his wife's life so that she did nothing and could do nothing but share her husband's efforts that her time should pass as happily and as agreeably as possible.
Childless thou art, Childless remaine: So Death shall be deceav'd his glut, and with us two Be forc'd to satisfie his Rav'nous Maw.
I am this day childless, and will ye deprive me of the means of livelihood?''
``Thou wilt have the less to provide for, Jew, if thou art childless,'' said Aymer.
After three months Freshitt had become rather oppressive: to sit like a model for Saint Catherine looking rapturously at Celia's baby would not do for many hours in the day, and to remain in that momentous babe's presence with persistent disregard was a course that could not have been tolerated in a childless sister.
When hadn't the town been full of these widowed, elderly women made childless alike by life and by death?
Roman Catholics celebrate on Sunday, August 11, the life and works of Saint Clare of Assisi (Santa Clara de Asis), the popular patron saint of childless couples and of good weather.
ECHO readers have responded to a mum's furious online rant thatcalled for childless couples to be banned from Disney World.
Similarly, "childless," the most commonly used term to describe women with no children, explicitly emphasises "lacking" something or being "lesser" (Letherby, 1994; Morell, 1994).
men between ages 40 and 50 were childless, and about 17% had never been married by the time they were in their 40s.