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synonyms for childlessness

  • fruitlessness
  • impotence
  • infertility
  • unproductiveness
  • infecundity
  • unfruitfulness
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antonyms for childlessness

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  • fecundity
  • fertility
  • fruitfulness
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How to use childlessness in a sentence

This reference to Napoleon's childlessness and the dependence of his system on his single life is clear enough.
THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTEWILLIAM MILLIGAN SLOANE
After eight years of childlessness the king became in October the father of a son.
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLE, VOLUME III (OF 8)JOHN RICHARD GREEN
And so while they pitied her childlessness, the women of Polotzk regarded her misfortune as perhaps no more than a due punishment.
THE PROMISED LANDMARY ANTIN
The husband admired Bertha's elegance, lamenting her childlessness in secret, almost as though it were a crime of high treason.
THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSEVICENTE BLASCO IBANEZ
Another, though happily married, is doomed to childlessness, and nurses his wealth for a stranger to inherit.
THE CONSOLATION OF PHILOSOPHYBOETHIUS
He may remark on his wife, if he knows you very well, but about the childlessness he never talks.
A POOR MAN'S HOUSESTEPHEN SYDNEY REYNOLDS
The Emperor detained him one night with a pathetic reference to his childlessness, and at last dropped the word divorce.
TALLEYRANDJOSEPH MCCABE
To us every birth was miraculous, and childlessness an evidence of divine disfavor.
THE SYRIAN CHRISTABRAHAM MITRIE RIHBANY
His repining often took the form of reproaches to Bianca for her childlessness.
A DECADE OF ITALIAN WOMEN, V. II (OF 2)T. ADOLPHUS TROLLOPE
Ought she to thank God or reproach Him for her childlessness?
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WORDS RELATED TO CHILDLESSNESS

  • childlessness
  • fruitlessness
  • impotence
  • infecundity
  • infertility
  • unfruitfulness
  • unproductiveness
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