born out of wedlock


: born when one's parents are not married

Examples of born out of wedlock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In particular, the film centers its narrative on Patrizia — born out of wedlock to a family with no social standing — who is often blamed for causing a rift in the family. Frances Solá-Santiago,, 24 Nov. 2021 The scientist and artist was born out of wedlock to Ser Piero, a Florentine notary, and Caterina, a young peasant woman, in 1452. Nora McGreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 July 2021 He was born out of wedlock to a local 17-year-old noblewoman and a baron from the nearby town of Fiume, today in Croatia and called Rijeka. Jacopo Prisco, CNN, 3 June 2021 The third book follows the love story between Benedict and Sophie Beckett, a daughter born out of wedlock to an earl. Charlotte Walsh, Peoplemag, 3 May 2023 Collodi never had children of his own, though there were rumors of a daughter born out of wedlock. Perri Klass, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 May 2022 That includes a payment made to a Trump Tower doorman who alleged Trump had a child born out of wedlock. Ken Tran, USA TODAY, 4 Apr. 2023 Viserys, sick and rotting away, still will not hear any disrespect for his daughter or her family—so when Vaemond dares to say the obvious, that Rhaenyra's kids were born out of wedlock, Viserys is fuming. Evan Romano, Men's Health, 10 Oct. 2022 The couple welcomed their son, David, while living in the Catskills, and lived intentionally reclusive lives as the child was born out of wedlock. Curbed, 30 Sep. 2022

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“Born out of wedlock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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