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Use "portionless" in a sentence
"Ignorant who were my parents, doubtful whether the alliance might not prove disgraceful to him — portionless, except for the bounty of my benefactress — unclaimed, unacknowledged by any one; how could I hope to be received into her family under these disadvantageous circumstances?"
"Yet such conduct, however unusual, was equally inconsistent with any sinister intentions; since the sacrifice of a large sum of money, and the declaration of his views upon a portionless young lady of family, could scarcely be the preface to any unfair practice."
"She had often protested, in their former conflicts, that had Cecilia been portionless, her objections had been less than to an estate so conditioned; and that to give to her son a woman so exalted in herself, she would have conquered the mere opposition of interest, though that of family honour she held invincible."