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synonyms for waif

  • castaway
  • dogie
  • drop
  • fetch
  • flotsam
  • foundling
  • jetsam
  • orphan
  • ragamuffin
  • stray
  • urchin
  • homeless one
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How to use waif in a sentence

Ann is an opera singer, fragile and captivating onstage, somewhere between waif and warrior.
ANNETTE IS GORGEOUS TO LOOK AT BUT ALL THE WRONG KINDS OF WEIRDSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKAUGUST 6, 2021TIME
A tiny quiver of the eyelids, and a tremor through the thin hands and Mysie—poor ruined broken waif of the world—was gone.
THE UNDERWORLDJAMES C. WELSH
I have heard a waif word in the country,” said I, a little nettled, “that you were a hard man to drive.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 10 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
My waif was curled up in my kimono, feeding my fan-tailed goldfish.
JANE JOURNEYS ONRUTH COMFORT MITCHELL
You were a little waif, fed cake and tea at the millionaire's table.
THE DEVILJOSEPH O'BRIEN
Woman, divorced from home, wanders unfriended like a waif upon the wave.
DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS FROM ANCIENT AND MODERN, ENGLISH AND FOREIGN SOURCESJAMES WOOD
That money and the honor he could acquire must have been tempting to the waif, but it did not outweigh his human sympathy.
MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
He led her to the little waif saying simply: "I have brought you a Christmas gift, dear."
THE WHITE SHIELDMYRTLE REED
In the good old days of Thursday Island there passed as waif currency a certain local jest.
WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDSJOHN RUSSELL
And, mark you, the man was no destitute waif devoid of the means of procuring himself shelter from the rain.
MRS. VANDERSTEIN'S JEWELSMRS. CHARLES BRYCE
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WORDS RELATED TO WAIF

  • derelict
  • leper
  • maroon
  • outcast
  • outlaw
  • pariah
  • renegade
  • reprobate
  • shipwreck
  • waif
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