The wound dealt her by her childlessness had always remained open.
If for the operation—then he condemned them both to childlessness.
Her childlessness, bitter as that had been, was the least of them.
To us every birth was miraculous, and childlessness an evidence of divine disfavor.
His repining often took the form of reproaches to Bianca for her childlessness.
Ought she to thank God or reproach Him for her childlessness?
To the Jew, childlessness was the worst of all bereavements.
Then he remembered how often he had heard his sister-in-law Beatrice lament her childlessness.
"If there is manhood in my arms there is childlessness and sorrow at the heart," was the reply.
I suppose my own childlessness makes me yearn towards the sons of others.