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Now 41, she finds herself single and childless. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We are now a childless couple in midlife. Christianity Today (2000)The only way to avoid all this angst is to remain childless. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The finding could lead to new screening tests and treatment for childless couples. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But she is childless and single. The Sun (2015)She resigns herself to remaining childless. The Sun (2013)In my world, being single and childless is seen as a bit of a failure. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Similarly, childless couples should not have to pay out. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We explicitly rejected the emancipation of the middle-class "career woman" who was forced to remain childless. The Past is Before Us - feminism in action since the 1960s (1989)All the above she has done while remaining childless, which she does not appear to regret in the slightest. Times, Sunday Times (2007)So if a woman desires a career on an equal footing with her brothers, she should choose to remain childless? Times, Sunday Times (2013)When a childless man discovers he has a terminal illness, he asks a female friend to help him become a father. The Sun (2010)A childless couple with a weekly income of 217 would be on the poverty line. Times, Sunday Times (2007)What emerges from this confusing and laborious biography is an incomplete portrait of a complex, childless woman who shaped the way we think and look. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Single and childless, she runs a design studio in Manchester. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She is single, childless, and approaching middle age. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)Are you young, single, childless and looking to climb on to the property ladder? Times, Sunday Times (2013)The couple are childless - but instead they have a little terrier called Rose. The Sun (2006)If you were unmarried or childless, or sometimes simply owned a cat, you were regarded with suspicion. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I am 43, single and childless. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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British English: childless ADJECTIVE
Someone who is childless has no children.
Definition of childless from the Collins English Dictionary
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