Spinster

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SPINSTER. An addition given, in legal writings, to a woman who never was married. Lovel. on Wills, 269.

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Picking up on the fact that the numbers lady is spinsterish and liquor-susceptible, our man contrives to bed her, grab the money and run.
The famous war hero and eligible bachelor meets the spinsterish Mirabel Oldridge, fiercely opposed to the canal plans, and the two gamely try not to fall in love.
Adding insult to injury, Butley discovers that Joey's new boyfriend, Reg, has agreed to publish a novel by Anne's despised husband-to-be, and that Butley's equally despised colleague, the spinsterish Edna Shaft (Dana Ivey), has finally finished the book on Byron she has been dallying over for twenty years.
Suffused with yearning, heated by curiosity, under orders from their frightened delight in patterns that almost speak out, Bogan's stories of spinsterish Emily Hough and the aging Viennese collector who cannot stay warm and the ruthless and romantic young girl whose drawing teacher disappoints her give heightened form to the charged fixations of Bogan's own thought.
33) As we follow Stedman's commentary, it becomes plain that he felt that the miracle wrought by her marriage, after years of barren, spinsterish isolation, transfigured the poet into a "spirit .
Ryan, 41, plays a spinsterish teacher who is attracted to a kinky detective hunting a serial killer in Manhattan.