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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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The remembrance of Rebecca was so vivid that their sister Aurelia's letter was something of a shock to the quiet, elderly spinsters of the brick house; for it said that Hannah could not possibly be spared for a few years yet, but that Rebecca would come as soon as she could be made ready; that the offer was most thankfully appreciated, and that the regular schooling and church privileges, as well as the influence of the Sawyer home, would doubtless be "the making of Rebecca"
'Emily, my dear,' said the spinster aunt, with a patronising air,
"She's married to whom?" cries the spinster in a nervous fury.
I think it was the flowers that won my suit, for I afterward found that Miss Tita (for such the name of this high tremulous spinster proved somewhat incongruously to be) had an insatiable appetite for them.
The recent alarm raised by the Catholic Women Organisation that husbands would become scarce in Nigeria in 2023 may just be right as P.M.NEWS can confirm that many Nigerian spinsters are currently witnessing the no-husband syndrome.
The Liberian government is now enforcing a new measure here that demands bachelors and spinsters to obtain single certificates.
Women: "And you think that we're going to be upset when you let us become 'spinsters?' Guess what?!
Unmarried women, called spinsters in ancient times, have no husbands or children to lean on when the going gets rough.
This situation is partially due to dismissive social treatment of spinsters, but it also demonstrates Anne's conscious and continual choice to function as a spinster.
While the stereotypes of spinsters are mostly unflattering--cue the cat lady, the bag lady and Grey Gardens--Bolick's Spinster offers a corrective through nuanced portraits of women who love and are loved, and who choose to place their work and their friends at the center of their lives.
Spinsterhood is like a ghost haunting every Egyptian family that has daughters, so many families resort to arranged or 'salon marriages', so their girls will not be labelled as 'spinsters'.