One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Having no father because he is dead or absent from the home.‘at thirty-eight, she was left with six fatherless children’‘children growing up in fatherless households’
- ‘Studies of young criminals have found that more than 70% of all juveniles in state reform institutions come from fatherless homes.’
- ‘The orphanage alludes to the consequences of war, in which children are left fatherless/parentless.’
- ‘Here the student, also fatherless, teaches his mentor about loss.’
- ‘Have we made marriage less attractive to men by pretending that men are expendable, that fatherless families are just "alternative family forms?"’
- ‘So from one day to the next we found ourselves both fatherless and motherless.’
- ‘At thirty-eight, she was left with six fatherless children.’
- ‘In the wake of the tragedy, 17 children were left fatherless.’
- ‘She told how she was overjoyed when a House of Lords hearing changed the law that on paper made her daughter fatherless.’
- ‘The artist was born in this red-light district, the fatherless son of a sex worker.’
- ‘The precipitous rise in fatherless households has finally begun to level off.’
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