only child


: a person who never had a brother or sister

Examples of only child in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web No role models The only child of a single mother, Ms. DeGuzman started practicing magic as a way of entertaining herself. Lauren McCarthy, New York Times, 2 Dec. 2023 Jason Momoa is the only child of his parents, Joseph and Coni Momoa Jason Momoa's personal history mirrors that of his character Aquaman — both include the influences of two very different cultures. Chris Alexis, Peoplemag, 25 Nov. 2023 Actress Riley Keough, daughter of Elvis and Priscilla Presley’s only child Lisa Marie Presley, will join the event. Charisma Madarang, Rolling Stone, 16 Nov. 2023 Read the column Facing questions about children when yours is estranged This letter writer’s only child has been estranged for a few years. Haben Kelati, Washington Post, 15 Nov. 2023 As the only child of the former couple, Maples chose to raise Tiffany in California following her divorce from Donald in 1999. Alex Gurley, Peoplemag, 10 Nov. 2023 Before her death in January at age 54, Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of Elvis Presley and wife Priscilla, reportedly lashed out at the way her dad was depicted in the script for Sofia Coppola’s new biopic about her mom, Priscilla. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 3 Nov. 2023 Baena is the youngest of Schwarzenegger's five kids and his only child with Mildred Baena, who is his family's former housekeeper. Jen Juneau, Peoplemag, 3 Nov. 2023 Paul, with no family of his own, is left supervising Angus Tilly (Dominic Sessa), a junior whose mother decided to vacation with her new husband and not include her only child. Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, 26 Oct. 2023 See More

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“Only child.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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