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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A child who has been abandoned and whose parents are unknown.

Usage examples (36)
  • A foundling is a foundling, anywhere in Thorbardin.
  • “But this so-called foundling is a perfect monster of abomination, ” said Jehanne.
  • Their foundling was the rightful King of Birnam-and small wonder there were assassins seeking him.
  • So they call the foundling "Mary Rose" and make a solemn oath to stick together and make a good life "for the roses". for more
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  • The couple was "fondling" (to caress or stroke) the tiny "foundling" (an abandoned infant) they found on their doorstep that morning.
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