street child

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n street child a homeless child especially one forsaken or orphaned "street children beg or steal in order to survive"
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Usage

In literature:

Leaving the child, I crossed the darkening streets to the house which I had seen him enter.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 103, May, 1866" by Various
The child Will Fern had carried in the street; the child whom Meg had watched, but now, asleep!
"A Budget of Christmas Tales by Charles Dickens and Others" by Various
But the little child seemed to have no home, and wandered about listlessly from street to street.
"The Children's Book of Christmas Stories" by Various
The child may be placed in its crib or carriage before on open window, dressed as if for the street.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
But you couldn't make a living picking rags, and the law doesn't permit a child to pick rags in the streets of Paris.
"Mlle. Fouchette" by Charles Theodore Murray
I have never walked up Fleet Street and the Strand yet without seeing a starving woman and child.
"Amaryllis at the Fair" by Richard Jefferies
Nothing delights a scout more than to be able to help a child or an old man or woman across a busy street.
"Modern Americans" by Chester Sanford
A little * * * girl, the child of a missionary, was playing in the street with some Japanese children.
"Life and Literature" by J. Purver Richardson
He passed a street corner, where, not so long before, a woman and her child had been devoured by wolves.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 4 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
She ran to the door an' looked up an' down the street, but it was twelve years before she ever saw that child again.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 26, July 1880." by Various
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In poetry:

I have vowed to­p;night my only boy,
With brow so fair and mile,
Shall not be taunted on the streets,
And called a drunkard's child.
"Signing The Pledge" by Frances Ellen Watkins
Child, if by any chance you meet
A little Persian in the street,
Do not be rude and cry "Yah-yah!"
But ask him if he's seen the Shah.
"Little People: An Alphabet" by Thomas William Hodgson Crosland
The streets were not safe for my darling child;
Where sin with its evil attractions smiled.
But his wandering feet have ceased to roam,
And tonight my wayward boy is at home­.
"Wanderer's Return" by Frances Ellen Watkins
But when she saw her child was dead,
She scattered ashes on her head,
And seized the small corpse, pale and sweet,
And rushing wildly through the street,
She sobbing fell at Buddha's feet.
"The Law Of Death" by John Hay
Never again, perhaps, after to-morrow, shall
I see these homely streets, these church windows alight,
Not a man or woman or child among them all:
But it is All Friends' Night, a traveller's good-night.
"Good-Night" by Edward Thomas
The loathsome wretch in the dungeon low,
With a face of a fiend and a look of woe,
Ruined by revels of crime and sin,
A pitiful wreck of what might have been,
Hated and shunned, and without a home,
Was the CHILD that played in the streets of Rome.
"Two Pictures" by Anonymous Americas

In news:

Baton Rouge, La (NBC33) — Baker Officials say that a child reported an arson that happened over the weekend on Patricia Street, and said that a parent was responsible for the incident.
BROWNSVILLE — Police have arrested and charged Anna Mares with abandoning her 2 year-old child after the police found the child wandering in the streets.
This apartment building on West Washington Street burned over the weekend, displacing all of the residents and claiming the life of one child.
Child playing in street before she was shot in the head, arrest made.
Shreveport, LA — Sexual predators are out in the area, looking for children to victimize, but after an arrest Monday night, there is one less alleged child predator on the streets.
Man charged with child endangerment after pushing baby's stroller down busy street.
A young child walking across Broad Street was struck by a dump truck at Lynn Avenue this afternoon.
When she was a child growing up on North Washington Street, Elena Castrignano witnessed the sights and sounds of downtown Wilkes-Barre.
Stillwater police responded to the 1600 block of West 9th Street Tuesday morning on a report of a child not breathing, Stillwater police officials said.
Authorities said two people, including a child, were injured in a crash at West Broad Street and Yale Avenue just after noon on Tuesday.
The child was set down for a nap about 1:15 pm Wednesday at the home in the 10600 block of Drake Street, said Anoka County Sheriff's Cmdr.
Young children play inside Creative Child Care located on Industrial Mile just off West Broad Street.
The woman allegedly took off after dropping off the child near 16th Street and Keefe Avenue.
Child hit by car on Two Notch Road darted into street.
HARLINGEN — A couple have been arrested after their 3 year-old child was found wandering the streets at 4 AM and being found by police at a convenience store parking lot.
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