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Definition of Orphanage

Orphanage

  1. The state of being an orphan; orphanhood; orphans, collectively.
  2. An institution or asylum for the care of orphans.

Orphanage Quotations

At twelve I looked like a girl of seventeen. My body was developed and shapely. I still wore the blue dress and the blouse the orphanage provided. They made me look like an overgrown lummox.
Marilyn Monroe

My father was brought up in an orphanage in the Catskills. He was a factory worker. And because his family wasn't there for him, family was everything. We could disagree inside the house, but outside the house it was us against the world. So when I became a drag actor, he looked sideways but said okay.
Harvey Fierstein

To see change in your own area code is very powerful. There's a little orphanage down the street from my company, and we donate $1 from the sale of each CD we sell to the orphanage.
Henry Rollins

When they asked Jack Benny to do something for the Actor's Orphanage - he shot both his parents and moved in.
Bob Hope

Ethiopia didn't just blow my mind; it opened my mind. Anyway, on our last day at this orphanage a man handed me his baby and said, 'Would you take my son with you?' He knew, in Ireland, that his son would live, and that in Ethiopia, his son would die.
Bono
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Orphanage Translations

orphanage in French is orphelinage
orphanage in German is Waisenhaus
orphanage in Spanish is orfandad

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