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usage note for spinster
OTHER WORDS FROM spinsterspin·ster·hood, nounspin·ster·ish, adjectivespin·ster·ish·ly, adverbspin·ster·like, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for spinster
She knew her capabilities, well-tried in some sixty odd years of unprotected spinsterhood.The Backwoodsmen|Charles G. D. Roberts
She had so early in life taken up an attitude of resolute spinsterhood that there was a tendency to exaggerate her years.Sophy of Kravonia|Anthony Hope
Richard wondered whether she had pledged herself to spinsterhood, but of course he didn't ask her.
She possesses indeed the sort of athletic chastity which is a characteristic charm of Northern spinsterhood.Three Plays by Granville-Barker|Harley Granville-Barker
But Jennie was discontented, puling for what she could not have, mourning her lowly fortune, deploring her spinsterhood.My Neighbors|Caradoc Evans