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synonyms for orphan

  • foundling
  • ragamuffin
  • stray
  • waif
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Because they have not gone through the same extensive breeding as corn, soy, and wheat, the orphans have more untapped potential.
NEW VEGGIES FOR A WARMING PLANET - ISSUE 92: FRONTIERSVIVIANE CALLIERNOVEMBER 4, 2020NAUTILUS
The recent discoveries suggest that focusing on this handful of genes could accelerate the improvement of orphan crops, or even enable the de novo domestication of wild plants with crop potential.
NEW VEGGIES FOR A WARMING PLANET - ISSUE 92: FRONTIERSVIVIANE CALLIERNOVEMBER 4, 2020NAUTILUS
Like the Romanian orphans, these kids had lower cortisol levels than nonadopted children who had no behavioral problems.
PUBERTY CAN REPAIR THE BRAIN’S STRESS RESPONSES AFTER HARDSHIP EARLY IN LIFEESTHER LANDHUISAUGUST 28, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Each held a sample of saliva from one of the 2- and 3-year-old orphans.
PUBERTY MAY REBOOT THE BRAIN AND BEHAVIORSESTHER LANDHUISAUGUST 27, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
This confirmed Gunnar’s previous research on Romanian orphans and international adoptees living in the United States.
PUBERTY MAY REBOOT THE BRAIN AND BEHAVIORSESTHER LANDHUISAUGUST 27, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
You love her, your beautiful Finnish orphan brought up in France and romantically met in London, with the adorable name?
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
She wore no denim uniform, such as Amy had mentioned on a previous occasion as being the mark of the usual “orphan.”
THE CAMPFIRE GIRLS OF ROSELAWNMARGARET PENROSE
It was the home that had sheltered her orphan childhood; she had never slept a night from under its moss-grown roof.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
George Gordon: Scotch birth, so far as can learn; left an orphan; lived mostly in London.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
You shall not be the loser, Mrs. Martin, by the attention you may pay to this poor orphan girl.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
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WORDS RELATED TO ORPHAN

  • beggar
  • bum
  • gamin
  • guttersnipe
  • hobo
  • loafer
  • orphan
  • scarecrow
  • street person
  • tatterdemalion
  • tramp
  • urchin
  • vagabond
  • vagrant
  • waif
  • wastrel
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.