single parent


: a parent who lives with a child or children and no husband, wife, or partner

Examples of single parent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the 1960s, a female chemist goes on to be a single parent, then a celebrity chef. The California Independent Booksellers Alliance, Los Angeles Times, 15 Nov. 2023 But the resolute face was lined with hardships: a childhood of abuse by a mentally unstable and alcoholic mother, a painful divorce that left her a young single parent, and the deaths of her father and her second husband after lingering struggles with cancer. Robert D. McFadden, New York Times, 29 Sep. 2023 For a single parent, the one-on-one dynamic adds to the intensity of the experience. Anja Mutic, Travel + Leisure, 22 Sep. 2023 In the 1960s, a female chemist becomes a single parent, then a celebrity chef. The California Independent Booksellers Alliance, Los Angeles Times, 11 Oct. 2023 Divorced for several years, Spruill was a single parent to three children, ages 7, 8 and 13. Amy Joyce, Washington Post, 26 Sep. 2023 Seeing how hard his mom worked as a single parent, the NFL star said he was inspired to push himself and never give up. Katie Mannion, Peoplemag, 30 Sep. 2023 That is an enormous amount of work in those first two years, especially as a single parent. Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker, 27 Sep. 2023 Andy Cohen Once Broke Down in Tears After Single Dad Park Day Left Him Feeling Lonely and 'Vulnerable' During a recent appearance on the Two T's in a Pod with Teddi Mellencamp and Tamra Judge podcast, Cohen revealed how his thoughts on being a single parent changed after the birth of his daughter. Mary Elizabeth Andriotis, Peoplemag, 20 June 2023 See More

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“Single parent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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