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bachelorhood

or bachelordom

[bach-uh-ler-hoo d, bach-ler-] /ˈbætʃ ə lərˌhʊd, ˈbætʃ lər-/
noun
1.
the state of being a bachelor.
Origin of bachelorhood
1825-1835
First recorded in 1825-35; bachelor + -hood
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  • So I want to have one more run in the wilderness in all the freedom of bachelorhood.

    The Buffalo Runners R.M. Ballantyne
  • Bill passed on and donned a bed-tick apron and bachelorhood.

  • This was a perfectly childish allusion to the judge's bachelorhood.

  • It is his farewell to his men friends as he passes out of the state of bachelorhood.

    Perfect Behavior Donald Ogden Stewart
  • She, too, disapproved of Paris and bachelorhood, but she did not love Morella Winmarleigh.

    Beyond The Rocks Elinor Glyn
  • It was a place always well cared for by the owner, even in the days of his bachelorhood.

    The Virginian Owen Wister
  • Be it known that the Rev. Mr. Hayward was a man of a very level head, and that his bachelorhood was a matter of economy.

    The heart of happy hollow Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • Peter's few belongings did not spread to any extent and years of bachelorhood had taught him the rudiments of order.

    The Street of Seven Stars Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • I told the aunt that I found her niece so pretty that I would renounce my bachelorhood if I could find such a mate.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • Yet this solitary voyage, this temporary return to bachelorhood, possessed compensations.

    The Gateless Barrier Lucas Malet

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