usage note for spinster
OTHER WORDS FROM spinsterspin·ster·hood, nounspin·ster·ish, adjectivespin·ster·ish·ly, adverbspin·ster·like, adjective
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How to use spinster in a sentence
Since this is a rom-com, what Renée Zellweger’s Bridget fears most is becoming a spinster whose greatest relationship is with a bottle of wine.The 15 Best Romantic Comedies from the Early 2000s|Shannon Carlin|February 14, 2022|Time
According to STD life coach Belize Spivey, having herpes doesn’t mean you’re destined to live as a spinster.The Truth About Dating With Herpes, Women Tell All|Victoria Uwumarogie|May 28, 2021|Essence.com
Ass-kicking, bad guy-killing Carter is just a future spinster.Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’ Stomps on the Patriarchy|Melissa Leon|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
She is the last generation of spinster-daughters expected to stay home and look after her parents.Sarah Waters: Queen of the Tortured Lesbian Romance|Tim Teeman|September 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There were, though, other loves that belied the appearance of a desiccated, workaholic spinster.Gertrude of Arabia, the Woman Who Invented Iraq|Clive Irving|June 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Deep they needed to be, because the Nazis could take offense quicker than a prudish Victorian spinster.Did Hollywood Collaborate With Hitler? A New Book Makes Bold Claims.|Christopher Bray|September 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
How does one manage to make a gorgeous, youthful and lithe woman like Kate look like this elderly spinster?Kate's First Official Portrait: Will Artist be Sent To Tower for Hideous Picture?|Tom Sykes|January 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The spinster was startled out of her calm and a look of concern spread over her face.In the Onyx Lobby|Carolyn Wells
A spinster who was a poor relation was the only person of respectable breeding who ever came near them.A Lady of Quality|Frances Hodgson Burnett
The little spinster turned round quite fluttered, with both her fat little hands extended.
"I never can get used to the name of Ancram instead of Algernon," said the spinster, raising her round red face from her woolwork.
This sounds harsh, but nobody minds Salemina, least of all Francesca, who well knows that she is the apple of that spinster's eye.Penelope's Experiences in Scotland|Kate Douglas Wiggin