Sentence Examples


  • In 1777 Edward, the ninth of the Howard dukes, died childless in his ninety-second year.
  • His Irish title descended to his brother William, the general, who died childless in 1814.
  • Dean was childless but Cynthia was mother to a twenty-year-old college student.
  • All other daughters had only a life interest in their dowry, which reverted to their family, if childless, or went to their children if they had any.
  • Monogamy was the rule, and a childless wife might give her husband a maid (who was no wife) to bear him children, who were reckoned hers.