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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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motherlessmoth‧er‧less /ˈmʌðələs $ -ðər-/ adjective  SSCa motherless child is one whose mother has diedfatherless homes for children who had been left motherless
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motherlessIn one shocking instant Tim, 32, had become a widower, and his 23-month-old daughter Sophie motherless.What was beautiful about the death of a young girl, leaving a motherless child?With her father frequently away on business trips, the motherless Frankie turns to Berenice for guidance.That was all it took, and no motherless gal was going to break it up.
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