crossword help


General Crossword Questions for “orphan”

  • Child without parents
  • Parentless child
  • One who has lost both parents
  • Child such as Harry Potter or Jane Eyre
  • Child deprived by death of both parents
  • Deprived person or phantom cat gone missing
  • Waif in pub in African port
  • The golden spirit has missed Tom, unfortunate child
  • One deprived of chryselephantine fragments?
  • How regularly might the Queen describe one alone in childhood?
  • Deprived child in pub in African port
  • Oliver Twist, perhaps, in many instances in 1 down
  • Child bereft of parents
  • Child without parent
  • Child with no living parents


  • An orphan (from the Greek ὀρφανός) is a child permanently bereaved of his or her parents.[1][2] In common usage, only a child (or the young of an animal) who has lost both parents is called an orphan. However, adults can also be referred to as orphans, or "adult orphans". — “Orphan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • In some cases the name of the creator or copyright owner may be known but other than the name no information can be established.[1] Other reasons for a work to be orphan include that the copyright owner is unaware of their ownership or that the. — “Orphan works - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • Orphan is a 2009 American horror and thriller film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, starring Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, and Isabelle Fuhrman in the title role. The film centers on a couple who, after the death of their unborn child, adopt a mysterious 9-year old girl. — “Orphan (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,


  • Her father grew worse; her time was more entirely occupied in attending him; her means of subsistence decreased; and in the tenth month her father died in her arms, leaving her an orphan and a beggar. — “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley
  • He compromised the girl by his promise of marriage, now she is an orphan and here; she is betrothed to him, yet before her very eyes he is dancing attendance on a certain enchantress. — “The Brothers Karamazov” by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • She was an orphan like myself; like me, too, had been brought up by hand. — “Great expectations” by Charles Dickens
  • For, when she perceived that the destined day was come, she washed her fair skin with water from the river; and having taken from her closets of cedar vesture and ornaments, she attired herself becomingly; and standing before the altar she prayed: "O mistress, since I go beneath the earth, adoring thee for the last time, I will beseech thee to protect my orphan children, and to the one join a loving wife, and to the other a noble husband: nor, as their mother perishes, let my children untimely die, but happy in their paternal country let them complete a joyous life."–But all the altars, which are in the house of Admetus, she went to, and crowned, and prayed, tearing the leaves from off the myrtle boughs, tearless, without a groan, nor did the approaching evil change the natural beauty of her skin. — “Medea” by Euripides
  • Mr and Mrs Hilary brought with them an orphan niece, a daughter of Mr Glowry's youngest sister, who had made a runaway love-match with an Irish officer. — “Nightmare Abbey” by Thomas Love Peacock
  • K. told me he was from Berlin, very learned and good, but poor as a church mouse, and gives lessons to support himself and two little orphan nephews whom he is educating here, according to the wishes of his sister, who married an American. — “Little Women” by Louisa M. Alcott

Comments here

Leave a comment

You must be logged in on Twitter or Facebook to post a comment.