Ass-kicking, bad guy-killing Carter is just a future spinster.
Deep they needed to be, because the Nazis could take offense quicker than a prudish Victorian spinster.
Susan, a spinster who has never been kissed, has named me as the man she wants to end this unfortunate situation with.
Men always treat with derision the woman anxious for matrimony, and gibe equally at the spinster who fails to attain it.
There is no absurd conventionality, tacking a spinster to a married woman.'
We were startled, while gravely listening to this tale of the two spinster ladies, by the sudden tolling of the church bell.
But she had put the spinster on the defensive, and had also excited her curiosity.
Neither had Josie Fifer been hired to walk wistfully among them like a spinster wandering in a dead rose garden.
The curiosity and jealousy of the spinster were fully aroused.
It was part of the spinster's life to subject her companion to a kind of drill in this way.
mid-14c., "female spinner of thread," from Middle English spinnen (see spin) + -stere, feminine suffix. Spinning commonly done by unmarried women, hence the word came to denote "an unmarried woman" in legal documents from 1600s to early 1900s, and by 1719 was being used generically for "woman still unmarried and beyond the usual age for it."
Spinster, a terme, or an addition in our Common Law, onely added in Obligations, Euidences, and Writings, vnto maids vnmarried. [John Minsheu, "Ductor in Linguas," 1617]